|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
June 23, 2011
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ ANNOUNCES HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR AREAS OF HUMPHREYS COUNTY
(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), announced today that there will be curbside pick up next week for household hazardous wastes for the flood impacted residents of Humphreys County in the Wolf Lake area including Deerfield Road, Shoemake Road, and Good Hope Road. Household hazardous wastes are chemicals used to maintain homes, yards, or used in equipment.
MDEQ staff and contractors will be conducting the curbside pick-up of household hazardous wastes or hazardous materials Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (June 28 to 30). Residents should place any household hazardous waste on the public road right of way for curbside pick-up on or before these dates.
Accepted wastes will include household hazardous wastes such as household chemicals, insecticides, poisons, used oil and gasoline, paint, herbicides, solvents, and also other wastes such as thermostats, lighting ballasts, computers, televisions, and cell phones.
For questions, contact the MDEQ Solid Waste staff at 601-961-5171, or visit www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste.
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