Last weekend I spent most of the day Saturday moving my daughter to her new apartment in Houston. On the following Sunday, I spent most of the day reclaiming my garage from all the stuff that she had stored there. It was then I realized. I have a lot of crap. Most of it I don't need or use.

If you find yourself in a similar situation or mindset and happen to live in Iberia Parish then there is good news for you. You will have the means to dispose of your unwanted items properly at the Iberia Parish Household Waste Day. It has been scheduled for Saturday, October 17th.

If you're a resident of Iberia Parish, yes you will be asked to show an ID, you may bring most common household items by the courthouse parking lot on October 17th between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. By the way, you'll want to use the rear parking lot at the corner of Pershing and Providence Streets.

What can you bring? Well according to a story on the KATC website, here's the list of what is allowed.

  • Batteries
  • Cellphones
  • Fax Machines
  • Phone Cables
  • Computer Cables
  • Laptops
  • Stereos
  • Paint (Latex Based Only) (In Sealed Containers)
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Telephones,
  • Phone Systems,
  • Security Systems
  • Digital Cameras,
  • Digital Video Recorders
  • Processors,
  • Monitors
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Circuit Boards (Any Type)
  • Computer Hardware (Remove Personal Information)
  • DVD Movies,
  • Video Games,
  • Game Stations
  • Networking Equipment
  • Printer / Toner Cartridges,
  • Ink Jet Cartridges
  • Portable Navigation & GPS Devices
  • Tires ( limit 5)

The fact that there is a list of things that are allowed should tell you there must also be a list of things you can't drop off. Again, the KATC website featured a list of these items.

  • Televisions
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Ammunition
  • Medical Waste
  • Appliances
  • Furniture Stains / Oil Based Paint
  • Chemical Cleaners
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Leaking Containers
  • Asbestos
  • Aluminum Cans/Plastic/Glass
  • Motor Oil or Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Turpentine/Paint Thinner & Stripper
  • Radioactive Material
  • Medications
  • Copiers
  • Styrofoam
  • Paper/Magazines/ Cardboard /Newspapers
  • Explosive material
  • Paint Must Be Labeled And In Closed Containers

Since the weather is going to be wonderful this weekend and apparently for the next several days now might be the perfect time to get your storage shed, garage, outdoor building, or hall closet cleaned out. Trust me, it is a very freeing feeling to be able to actually park your car in the garage.