On Saturday, March 15, 2014, the 16th Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day was held in Luling and LaPlace. Residents disposed of 48,510 pounds of materials such as solvents, poisons, used oil, electronics and corrosives.
This event has been held annually since 1998 and its purpose is to provide area households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup. 2 area manufacturers sponsored the event, providing funding and volunteers.
Of the 48,510 pounds of materials collected, 93% was recycled or recovered. Of the 48,510 pounds, 6,600 pounds was used oil and 3,165 pounds was batteries. Used electronics accounted for 13,243 pounds. The two sites this year included assistance from 83 volunteers who serviced drop-offs from 441 vehicles. Please visit the event website at www.hhmcd.com. Event photos.