Clarke County to collect household hazardous waste

QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Clarke County's annual Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Clarke County Emergency Management office, 642 South Archusa Avenue in Quitman (the former National Guard Armory).

This is a chance to safely dispose of items around your home that can’t be thrown away with regular garbage.

Items that WILL be accepted include: paint, aerosols, cleaners, ammonia, anti-freeze, auto cleaners, batteries, brake fluid, chlorine bleach, pool chemicals, glass cleaner, disinfectant, drain openers, furniture polish, gasoline, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, rodent poisons, rubber cement, silver polish, tub and tile cleaners, water seal, wood finish, detergents, fertilizers, lighter fluid, glues, oven cleaner, paint thinner, photographic chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs and electronic waste.

DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS: explosives, radioactive materials, PCBs, medical waste, syringes, ammunition, laboratory chemicals.

No commercial waste will be accepted, only household hazardous waste.

Fore more information, call 1-800-689-5656.