Jackson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for April 26, 2014

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Updated: 2/10 1:41 pm
Jackson County will celebrate EARTH DAY by hosting its 11th Annual “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” Saturday, April 26, 2013 from 8 a.m. - Noon in the Singing River Mall Parking Lot. This free turn-in will allow Jackson County residents to dispose of household hazardous waste properly. Approximately 40 different types of items that are considered household hazardous waste was accepted at this one day event.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the event by cleaning up around their houses and property and dispose of some of their household hazardous waste. This is considered a great way to continue to protect the environment and celebrate Earth Day.

“The annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day event is a community service funded by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in cooperation with the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, Municipalities and other in-kind services provided by local businesses and industries. This event would not be successful without the dedicated volunteers and the Jackson County Solid Waste Department. Proper disposal of these chemicals and products are important to our health and our environment,” Solid Waste Director Ronda Powell says.

There are several items that will NOT be accepted including: explosive or radioactive materials, PCB’s, medical or biological waste, business waste, household garbage or compressed cylinders, electronic waste.

Rain or shine, the collection day will be held outside at the southeast corner of the Singing River Mall’s front parking lot in Gautier. Residents are asked to leave products in their original containers, making sure they are sealed. Containers should be transported in the trunk or back of a vehicle away from passengers.

List of Accepted Items:
Aerosols, All Purpose Cleaners, Ammonia, Anti-Freeze, Automobile Cleaners, Batteries, Brake Fluid, Charcoal Lighter Fluid, Chlorine Bleach, Detergents, Disinfectants, Drain Opener, Furniture Polish, Gasoline, Glass Cleaner, Herbicides, Insecticides, Mothballs, Motor Oil, Oven Cleaner, Paint, Paint Thinner, Pesticides, Pool Chemicals, Rodent Poisons, Rubber Cement, Rug & Upholstery Cleaner, Scouring Powder, Silver Polish, Snail & Slug Killers, Tires (limit of 5 per vehicle), Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Transmission Fluid, Tub & Tile Cleaner, Turpentine, Varnish, Water Seal, Wood Finish

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