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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

disinfectants;

 Ant/roach sprays and poisons, and other insecticides;

 Pool chemicals;

 Lead acid batteries;

 Used oil, gasoline, antifreeze, and other fuel products;

 Paints, thinners, stains and solvents;

 Thermostats, lighting ballasts, capacitors, and other similar

items;

 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

or

the MDEQ at 601-961-5171

www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste