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Lincoln County collecting hazardous household waste

A one-time hazardous waste collection site will be available Saturday morning.

Lincoln County supervisors are partnering with the Department of Environmental Quality to host a household hazardous waste collection day Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon that will allow for the proper disposal of items that can’t be picked up by Arrow Disposal Service Inc. and shouldn’t be tossed along side roads and in woods.

Bob Knight, the county’s litter control coordinator, has seen a lot of the latter.

“I see it every day,” he said.

The turn-in event will be held at the District 2 Barn at 1211 Old Hwy 51 N.

The event is not held annually, but is based on the availability of the MDEQ grant, Knight said.

He encourages residents to take advantage of the household hazardous waste drop-off event Saturday.

Items accepted Saturday morning include paint, aerosols, cleaners, ammonia, antifreeze, auto cleaners, batteries, brake fluid, chlorine bleach, pool chemicals, glass cleaner, disinfectants, drain opener, furniture polish, gasoline, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, rodent poisons, rubber cement, silver polish, tub and tile cleaner, water seal, wood finish, detergents, fertilizers, lighter fluid, glues, oven cleaner, paint thinner, photographic chemicals, tires, old appliances, fluorescent light bulbs and electronic waste.

Knight said several items cannot be accepted and those who bring them will be turned away. Those items are explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, ammunitions and laboratory chemicals.

“Absolutely no commercial waste will be accepted. Only household hazardous waste,” he said.

For more information, call Knight at 601-757-2568.

The county will also host the Great American Cleanup in each district starting in April.

Supervisors cut the four-day cleanup trash collection program to just three days for each district. Bins for free dumping will be put out on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in April and the first week in May. There will be no Sunday collections as there has been in the past.

People are encouraged to drop off old mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpet, wood waste and personal tires.

The county places a large, industrial trash bin in each district, rotating locations each Thursday for five weeks.

The bins will be in District 1 at Jack Morris Butane at 1033  Hwy. 84 East on April 4-6; in District 2 on Industrial Park Road at the old Keystone ball fields on April 11-13; District 3 at Shell Truck Stop at exit 30 on April 18-20; District 4 behind West Lincoln store on April 25-27; and District 5 at Case Grocery in Loyd Star on May 2-4.