HAPPENING TODAY: Household hazardous waste disposal

HAPPENING TODAY: Household hazardous waste disposal

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - If you're looking for a place to dispose of household waste this weekend, Mississippi Power has you covered! It's the company's annual Bring It! event and it's happening Saturday at the power company's Gulfport location on Cowan-Lorraine Road.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents from across the coast can bring the items that would typically be hazardous to dispose of.

Here is a list of the items that you can bring to get rid of:

  • Aerosols
  • Anti-freeze
  • Batteries
  • Brake fluid
  • Cleaners (all-purpose)
  • Detergents
  • Drain opener
  • Furniture polish
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Light bulbs
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Oven cleaner
  • Paint (1-gal & 5-gal)
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Rug & upholstery cleaner
  • Silver polish
  • Turpentine
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used tires (limit five)
  • Varnish
  • Water seal
  • Wood finish
  • E-Waste
  • Cell phones/Telephones
  • Computers/Computer cables
  • Copy & Fax machines
  • TV/VCR/DVD players

Here are the items that are NOT allowed:

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Furniture
  • Medical waste
  • Non-residential waste
  • PCBs
  • Prescription drugs

However, if you're looking to dispose of any prescription drugs, Saturday is also national Drug Takeback Day. Here's a list of locations where you can get rid of those safely.

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