Hazardous Waste Collection Center to Open in Lee County
LEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SITE
FOR TORNADO RESPONSE AND CLEAN UP (OPEN MAY 7th – 10th)
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is working with local officials in Lee County to collect Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW), certain electronic wastes, and bulky appliances and white goods generated or damaged at impacted residences in the County as a result of the storm damage from the tornado outbreak on April 28.
What can you bring?
Household chemicals, bleach and cleaners, and
Ant/roach sprays and poisons, and other insecticides;
Lead acid batteries;
Used oil, gasoline, antifreeze, and other fuel products;
Paints, thinners, stains and solvents;
Thermostats, lighting ballasts, capacitors, and other similar
Herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers;
Other hazardous chemicals found in the home;
Large bulky household appliances such as refrigerators,
washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and hot water heaters; and
Electronic wastes such as televisions, cell phones, and computers.
MDEQ and local officials are asking residents to collect these materials in the original containers where possible and to transport the materials to the collection site established below:
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SITE AT
Lee County Agri-Center
5395 Highway 145
Verona, MS 38879
HOURS: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, May 7 – May 10, 2014.
MDEQ will work with local officials to determine if additional collection services for HHW will be needed in high impact areas of the county. Contact your county or city officials for questions on continued HHW collection efforts after the above collection dates.
For more information contact:
Torrey Mitchell, Lee County Agri-Center Director: 662-803-4183
the MDEQ at 601-961-5171