Corinth hazardous waste collection Saturday

other_green_newsBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Keep Corinth-Alcorn Beautiful has organized a free hazardous waste collection day on Saturday at the county’s solid waste transfer station on South Harper Road.

The event is funded by a grant from Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which will pay the cost for contractor Complete Environmental of Purvis to collect and properly dispose of the items collected.

KCAB coordinator Andrea Rose applied for the $25,000 grant, which is matched by in-kind services provided by Alcorn County inmates who will help with the collection, as well as the Corinth Police Department which will assist with traffic control.

Employees with Caterpillar have offered volunteer assistance, Rose said.

Approved items include: paint, ammonia, batteries, pool chemicals, drain opener, herbicides, rodent poisons, tub and tile detergents, gles, old appliances, electronics, oil and oil filters, aerosols, antifreeze, brake fluid, glass cleaner, furniture polish, insecticides, rubber cement, water sealer, fertilizers, oven cleaner, fluorescent bulbs, scrap metal, cleaners, auto cleaners, chlorine bleach, disinfectants, gasoline, pesticides, silver polish, wood finish, lighter fluid, paint thinner, CFL bulbs, motor oil, photographic chemicals and a maximum of 40 tires per household.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com

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AT A GLANCE

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Alcorn County Solid Waste Transfer Station, South Harper Road near Legacy Drive, Corinth

Cost: No charge, first come-first serve

For more information: (662) 287-5269