DeSoto County Household Hazardous Waste Day

The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors is providing a safe way for residents to dispose of items that can’t be thrown out with the trash.
DeSoto County’s Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the Landers Center in Southaven. Collection will take place in the southwest corner parking lot at Venture Drive and Turman Drive.
Hazardous Household Waste includes any unused portions of items containing toxic chemicals. Any product labeled CAUTION, POISONOUS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, or CORROSIVE should not be disposed of with regular household waste.

Acceptable Items:

  1. LED Bulbs
  2. Acids
  3. Aerosol Cans
  4. Chlorine Bleach
  5. Flammable Liquids
  6. Motor Oil & Antifreeze
  7. Car Batteries
  8. Lighter Fluid
  9. All Paints
  10. Pesticides/Fungicides/Herbicides
  11. Poisons
  12. Pool Chemicals
  13. Tire Recycling: Limit 5 tires per citizen
  14. E-Waste: Electronics including TVs, computers, fax machines, printers, etc


  1. Syringes
  2. PCB’s
  3. Compressed Cylinders
    (Propane tank, oxygen, etc.) 4. Explosive Materials
  4. Radioactive Materials
  5. Medical Waste
  6. Waste from Business
  7. Commercial Waste

The collection event is a community service funded by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in cooperation with the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors.

More information is found on the DeSoto County website.

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