Meridian's Household Hazardous Waste Day Sept. 6

Meridian, Miss. Meridian Public Works will host the bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Day Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m.

Twice a year, the city allows residents to bring in items that should not be placed in the regular trash.

Items such as aerosol cans, old tires, batteries, old paint cans and fluorescent bulbs are examples of items that are accepted.

Odell Hopkins with Meridian Public Works says this is a chance to clean up the city.

"Those old tires on the side of the road. Waste Pro is not legally responsible for picking those up. It is the responsibility of the citizens to discard them, and sometimes they don't have a place to discard them," said Hopkins. "Old computers, those things like that, that you don't know what to do with. We are going to help you get rid of them this year. So help us out, to help you out. "

There are three drop-off locations: Magnolia Middle School on 24th Street, Family Bowl Lanes on North Hills Street, and the Public Works Complex on 27th Avenue South.