State to host hazardous material day at Eagle Lake

Published 4:33 pm Monday, September 9, 2019

In an effort to help residents cleaning up from the recent historic floods, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a household hazardous waste collection day for Saturday.

For residents who suffered from the months-long flood in Warren County, the state will receive hazardous household items, such as paints, pool chemicals, household cleaning items and more from 8 a.m. until noon at the Eagle Lake boat landing, 14079 Highway 465.

In a release from MDEQ, the department is “working with local officials in Warren County … to collect household hazardous wastes, certain electronic wastes and bulky household appliances and white goods generated or damaged as a result of the impacts from the Mississippi River flooding in 2019.”

Officials have asked residents to collect items in the original containers “where possible” and to transport the materials to the collection site.

Below is an overview list of what can be disposed of through this event:

  • Household chemicals, bleach and cleaners, and disinfectants;
  • Ant/roach spray and poisons and other insecticides;
  • Pool chemicals;
  • Lead acid batteries;
  • Used oil, gasoline, antifreeze and other fuel products;
  • Paints, thinners, stains and solvents;
  • Thermostats, lighting ballasts, capacitors and other similar items;
  • Herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers;
  • Other hazardous chemicals found in the home;
  • Large, bulky household appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers and hot water heaters; and
  • Electronic wastes such as televisions, cell phones and computers.

For questions or further information, contact Katie Martin, Warren County Environmental Officer, at 601-634-8073 or the MDEQ Waste Division at 601-961-5171.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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