Hazardous waste collections set twice in April

other_green_newsBy Errol Castens

Daily Journal

OXFORD – Have leftover paint, depleted batteries, unneeded cleaners or expired garden chemicals?

Residents of seven counties can safely dispose of such household hazardous waste on two Saturdays this month.

“We’re having Household Hazardous Waste Days in Oxford and Verona like we normally do,” said Dan Reese, manager for Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority. “We’ve been doing this for several years.”

Residents of Calhoun, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc and Union counties may bring items.

This Saturday drop-offs will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center south parking lot.

On April 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will be repeated at the Lee County Agri-Center. That same day, the city of New Albany will sponsor a drop-off location at the Union County Library parking lot from 6 a.m. to noon, with collected items to be hauled to the Verona site.

Eligible items include cleaners, photo chemicals, pesticides, propane cylinders, paints and other finishes, thinners, pool and spa chemicals, tires, appliances, medical supplies, aerosols, automotive fluids, batteries, computers and electronics, fuels, fluorescent bulbs, adhesives and disinfectants.

Furniture, construction trash, household trash, biohazard materials, explosives, radioactive materials, unknown substances and commercial hazardous waste cannot be accepted.

The events are sponsored by Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority, the city of Oxford, Lafayette County, Lee County and Waste Connections.

For more details, call (662) 489-2415.

errol.castens@journalinc.com