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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Points Established for the Residents of Hancock County, Mississippi

Release Date: 11/16/2005
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(ATLANTA – November 16, 2005) The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, along with local officials, have established a drop-off station for household hazardous wastes for residents of Hancock County, Mississippi.

The Neighborhood Collection Points locations are

Saturday, November 19, 2005
8:00 AM - 2:00 pm

Bay St. Louis
(Hwy 90 and Bay Bridge)
Where Highway 90 meets the Bay Bridge

Kiln Ball Park and Recreation Center
Hwy 43, near intersection of 603

Diamondhead United Methodist Church
5305 Noma Drive
Diamondhead, MS 39625

Saturday, December 3, 2005
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

City Hall Complex
335 Coleman Avenue
Waveland, MS 39576

The collection points will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Materials that may be dropped include aerosols, all purpose cleaners, ammonia, anti-freeze, automobile cleaners, batteries, brake fluid, charcoal lighter fluid, chlorine bleach, detergents, disinfectants, drain openers, furniture polish, gasoline, glass cleaners, herbicides, insecticides, mothballs, motor oil, oven cleaners, paint, paint thinners, pesticides, pool chemicals, rodent poisons, rubber cement, rug & upholstery cleaners, scouring powders, silver polish, snail & slug killers, toilet bowl cleaners, transmission fluid, tub & tile cleaners, turpentine, varnish, water seals, wood finishes, and cooking oil.  Containers should be clearly marked, and leaking containers should be put into plastic bags to prevent further spills of materials.

Items that are not appropriate for drop off at the sites include: animal manure and carcasses, human waste and other biological items, needles and spoiled food. EPA has cautionary tips about household hazardous chemicals for families returning to hurricane-damaged homes, even for a short time.  Keep children and pets away from leaking or spilled household chemicals.  It's not safe to combine household chemicals from leaking or damaged containers or to burn them.  Please, do not pour the chemicals down the drain, storm sewer or toilet. Mark containers and set them aside until they can be properly disposed thru debris programs that are being established.  Leave damaged or unlabeled chemical containers undisturbed, if possible.

More information is available at 1-800-564-7577 or may be obtained by through the EPA Region 4 Hurricane Katrina home page at

CONTACT: Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Media Relations, 404-562-8421