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Annual Trash Bash set for Saturday

Last Modified: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:53 PM

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Residents can dispose of everything from antifreeze to old paint during Residential Trash Bash 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Chennault International Airport.

The event, sponsored by the city of Lake Charles and Team Green of Southwest Louisiana, is a good time for residents to do some spring cleaning.

“Residential Trash Bash is a great opportunity for residents to ... properly dispose of unwanted items and in the process contribute to the cleanliness and beauty of our community,” said Mayor Randy Roach.

Accepted items: antifreeze, car batteries; clothing; sofas; plug-in devices; computer and CRT monitors; mercury; old chemistry sets; fluorescent bulbs; alkaline batteries purchased before 1990; thermometers; motor oil; paint; scrap metal; and tires (only five per residents, and they must weigh under 400 pounds each).

Unacceptable items: ammunition; explosives; asbestos materials; boats; compressed gas cylinders with valves; freon items; household hazardous waste; lawn mowers; medical waste/infectious materials; medications; nickel-cadmium and lithium batteries; PCB ballasts; propane tanks; radioactive devices; fire/smoke detectors; aerosol paint cans; varnish and stain paint cans; and 55-gallon drums.

Load items in your vehicle in the following order (from first to last): scrap metal; trash; electronics; tires; auto batteries; oil and antifreeze; reusable items; confidential papers (shredding); mercury; and paint.

For more information, call 491-1481.

2013 Trash Bash Map

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