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City Department of Sanitation Welcomes 900+ Vehicles on Household Hazardous Waste Materials Collection Day

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation on Saturday hosted its 11th annual Household Hazardous Waste Materials Collection Day at the Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave). The Department of Sanitation, under new Director Matt Torri, welcomed 901 vehicles through the morning and early afternoon, with cars lining up as early as 6:30 a.m.

[WATCH: Sanitation Director Matt Torri explains Household Hazardous Waste Materials Collection Day]

Residents dropped off a range of items, including garden chemicals, pesticides, household cleaners, drain cleaners, bleach, paint (latex and oil-based), paint thinner, varnish, grout, flammable liquids, muriatic acid, small mercury devices, aerosols, pool shock, antifreeze, motor oil and gasoline.

“We’re thrilled with the great turnout for this year’s event, resulting in the safe disposal of hazardous materials from our neighborhoods. Thanks to the Sanitation employees, City departments and agencies, contractors, and volunteers who make this event possible each year. This is just one more way that we are working together to #CleanUpNOLA,” said Director Torri.

[LOOK: See more photos from Household Hazardous Waste Materials Collection Day]

The Department of Sanitation also hosts twice-monthly recycling drop-off events – every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Learn more at

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