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Don’t miss out on hazardous waste collection day, happening now

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Hazardous waste cleanup event. (Photo via screengrab from live broadcast by Marcus James)

VICKSBURG, Miss. (Vicksburg Daily News) – In an effort to help keep the community clean, the Warren County Board of Supervisors and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality have sponsored a household hazardous waste collection day.

The cleanup event is hosted at the 2145 Sherman Avenue in the school parking lot. Many hazardous items can be dropped off at this location to be disposed of properly and help keep the environment clean.

“This is a day where the residents of the county and the city of Vicksburg come and just do an actual cleanup,” stated Warren County Board of Supervisors Controller Shalanda Harris. “We have all vendors here, from batteries, oil, paper that you can shred, old furniture, appliances – anything that is trash around your house, you can basically bring it here.”

Vendors are set up to collect most any type of hazardous waste. (Photo via screengrab from live broadcast by Marcus James)

Hazardous waste such as batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, insecticides, aerosols and more can be disposed of safely as well as non-hazardous waste such as metals and tires. Paper shredding is also offered if all the bindings are removed.

“We’ve got everyone out here bringing their old batteries to dispose of them properly so that we can better the environment,” stated Gregory Mitchell, driver for Interstate Batteries.

The event is scheduled to run until 2 p.m. and it is encouraged that if you have any hazardous waste to dispose of, take advantage of the collection.

VDN’s Marcus James was on scene to give the public a view of the scale and scope of the items they are prepared to receive.

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