|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
June 17, 2011
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ ANNOUNCES HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR TUNICA COUNTY RESIDENTS
(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), announced today that there will be two opportunities for flood impacted residents of Tunica County in the Tunica Cutoff, Bordeaux Camp and Charlie's Camp areas to dispose of household hazardous wastes next week. Household hazardous wastes are chemicals used to maintain homes, yards, or used in equipment.
●On Tuesday, June 21, and Wednesday, June 22, MDEQ staff and contractors will be conducting curbside pick-up of household hazardous wastes or hazardous materials in the Tunica Cutoff, Bordeaux Camp, and Charlie’s Camp areas. Residents should place any household hazardous waste on the public road right of way for curbside pick-up on or before these dates.
●On Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, household hazardous wastes can be dropped off at a collection site located at the Levee Road at Fox Island Road. It will be available those two days from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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, cell phones, and household appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, hot water heaters, dishwashers).
For questions, contact the MDEQ Solid Waste staff at 601-961-5171, or visit www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste.
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