Gulf Guardian Award Winners 2005
Business Category - 1st Place
The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that Mississippi Power Company, Plant Jack Watson of Gulfport, Mississippi, will receive a first place Gulf Guardian Award for 2005 in the Business Category for “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day”.
Mississippi Power continues to demonstrate its commitment in helping
protect the environment by hosting for the last ten years a Household
Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Plant Jack Watson. The event is hosted
by Mississippi Power and sponsored by the Harrison County Beautification
Commission, Harrison County Wastewater and the MS Department of Marine
Resources. This effort consists of help from local businesses, industry,
county, state and other volunteers. In 2004, they raised the bar by adding
Electronic Waste as a new waste stream, and collected 13,000 lbs. of electronic
waste for recycling. Mississippi Power made many contributions to the
event including volunteers, work supplies, food, shirts and the collection
facility. This event was initiated to improve the quality of the local
environment, while allowing residents a safe and convenient way to easily
dispose of hazardous waste.