Residential Trash Bash

  • Date: 04/18/2020 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

    Make sure you don't miss this year’s Residential Trash Bash, which will take place 8-11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Chennault International Airport.

    Residents may bring a variety of items for free disposal to this event and by doing so, will help make Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana "greener" and cleaner place to live.

    Accepted items include: Antifreeze, automotive batteries, clothing, sofas, various reusable items; electronic devices with plugs, computer and CRT monitors, mercury or mercury products, chemistry sets, fluorescent light bulbs, old alkaline batteries (purchased before 1990 – check expiration dates), motor oil, paint (labeled recyclable and reusable latex and oil), scrap metal, miscellaneous household trash, and recyclable items including paper, plastic, aluminum and cardboard.

    Unacceptable items include: Ammunition or explosives, asbestos materials, boats, compressed gas cylinders with valves, freon items, household hazardous waste, lawnmowers, medical waste, infectious material, medications, NiCd and lithium batteries, PCB ballasts, propane tanks, radioactive devices – fire/smoke detectors, aerosol paint cans, tires, varnish and stain paint cans, unidentifiable paint cans and 55 gallon drums.

    Place disposable items in your vehicle or trailer, from first to last, as follows: Scrap metal, trash, electronics, tires, all batteries, oil and antifreeze, mercury, confidential papers (for shredding), mercury, and paint. Paint should be the last item loaded and the first item that will come out. No pre-event or post-event dumping will be allowed; the city littering ordinance will be enforced.

    On the day of Trash Bash, residents should turn left on Merganser Street from J. Bennett Johnston Avenue. Look for the signs to direct you to the unloading areas. Volunteers will be there to help. Parking is not allowed on Merganser Street.

    Have questions on what items to bring? Call 491-1481.