Household Hazardous Waste Event

The Harrison County Beautification Committee and Mississippi Power teamed up on Saturday to collect household hazardous waste items.

Refrigerators, paint, oil, and batteries were just some of the many hazardous waste items that were collected at the clean-up. Employees and volunteers from Mississippi Power assisted in the event which brought in an estimated 42,000 pounds of waste.

Harrison County Beautification Committee Director Kelly Griffin tells News 25 that protecting our Gulf Coast is extremely crucial to our well-being. “We are blessed to live on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast and making sure that our environment and our ecosystem is protected and taken care of is crucial.”

Mississippi Power Director of Environment Affairs Mark Loughman said, “The Coast is where the power company was born and this is where most of our employees still live. This is a great event because it gives our employees a way to volunteer in a meaningful way and to help keep a lot of this material, this hazardous material out of our landfills and out of our waterways.”

If you missed Saturday’s event don’t worry, the Beautification Committee holds a hazardous waste drop-off on the second Saturday of every month at their Lorraine Road location.

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