Earth Day, Household Hazardous Waste information

DeSoto County officials have offered information about two spring events county residents annually look forward to: the Earth Day Festival and the Household Hazardous Waste Day.

The Earth Day Festival will coincide with the start of the Hernando Farmers Market on the Courthouse Square. The annual Household Hazardous Waste Day will again take place at the Landers Center in Southaven.

Following is information from DeSoto County Government about both events. We earlier provided information about the Spring Cleanup Day and Week which we provided on the DeSoto County News website.

April 23: Earth Day Festival

DeSoto County’s 11th Earth Day Festival is being held in conjunction with the opening day of the Hernando Farmers Market and the Hernando Arts Festival.  It takes place around the historic DeSoto County Courthouse and runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Exhibits include live animals, crafts, games, free shredding, recycling information, and 4-H activities.  All Earth Day actives are free.

“Earth Day helps show us how we can take action every day to impact, improve, and beautify our community and environment,” said Supervisor Lee Caldwell.

May 14: Household Hazardous Waste Day

DeSoto County’s Household Hazardous Waste Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m.until 1 p.m. at the Landers Center.  DeSoto County Environmental Services is offering a safe way for residents to dispose of items classified as hazardous household waste.

Hazardous Household Waste is any unused or left-over portions of products containing toxic chemicals. Any product which is labeled CAUTION, POISONOUS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, or CORROSIVE should not be disposed of with regular household 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.

“The people of DeSoto County are so fortunate to have Supervisors who believe in having clean, green, and beautiful places in which to live, work, and play,” said Ray Laughter, Director of Environmental Services/Parks and Greenways.

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