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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

When: 4/10/2010
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Do you have any used paint, motor oil, batteries, old computers or household or lawn chemicals around your house?  If so, you may want to mark April 10 on your calendar.  The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Oxford will be sponsoring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on this date to help you dispose of these items safely. The collection day is set for Saturday, April 10 at the Oxford Conference Center. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. This free collection and disposal service is for all residents in Lee, Monroe, Calhoun, Itawamba, Lafayette, Pontotoc and Union Counties. No commercial waste will be accepted. An EPA-certified environmental company will be collecting paint/thinners, aerosol cans, anti-freeze, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals and many other items. Young Oil Service will collect used motor oil, automotive transmission fluid, oil filters and other petroleum-based products. Also, medical wastes such as used needles will be collected. PLEASE DO NOT BRING TRASH ITEMS SUCH AS OLD TVs, SOFAS, ROOFING SHINGLES, ETC. Ironically, many items that people think must be brought to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day can be disposed of by more convenient means. For example, latex paint can safely be disposed of in household trash as long as the contents of the paint can are dry and solid. When you are finished with a can of latex paint, either give the remaining contents to a friend who has a painting job or open the lid and put the can with the remaining paint outside and out of reach of children and pets. After the sun evaporates the water remaining in the can and the contents dry out, the container can be tossed into your household garbage. For more information about Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, call Three Rivers at (662) 489-2415.

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2 Responses to “Household Hazardous Waste Collection”

  1. Fara Shook says:

    For a family who is moving, cleaning out these household hazardous materials must be done at once. Is there a place where people can deposit these materials until the next collection?

  2. Jon Scott says:

    Unfortunately, there is no such place for residents to store such materials until the next collection day. For the best information on this, call the city’s recycling center at 232-2745.
    You may also visit the city’s website on recycling at You may find you can recycle or drop off some hazardous materials year-round at these other locations in town. I hope this is helpful, but let me know if I can assist you with anything else – Jon Scott, news editor.

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