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Hazardous materials clean-up day

Pearl River County is holding a household chemical cleanup day at the Road Department on Highway 11 in Millard on Dec. 6.

Anyone who wishes to properly dispose of their hazardous chemicals should bring them to the Road Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Pearl River County Fire Marshal Albert H. Lee said all items will be disposed of properly in accordance with the Department of Environmental Services of Mississippi. Lee added that the county receives grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to host these cleanups at least once every year.

The following items will be accepted: used oils, oily water, antifreeze, gasoline, diesel, alkaline batteries, ni-cad batteries, nickel metal hydride batteries, lead-acid batteries, lithium batteries, straight fluorescent lamps, compact u-tube lamps, circular lamps, HID, HPS, mercury vapor, metal halide lamps, mercury containing items, miscellaneous electronics including televisions and computer equipment, aerosols, corrosives, miscellaneous flammables, oil-based paints, latex paints, oxidizers, poisons, and propane cylinders.

“If you bring any of the liquid items we are accepting in a container, then be prepared to leave that container,” said Lee, “We might have to take it.”

Lee said he would like to thank the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors, as well as Tammy Johnson of the Road Department and Road Manager Charles Schielder for all their assistance in making the cleanup possible.