Desoto County News

Household Hazard Waste Day set for Saturday

DeSoto County officials will help in the spring clean up effort on Saturday, May 4, when the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day is held at the Landers Center in Southaven.

Hours will be from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the Landers Center southeast parking lot (Turman/Pepper Chase drives).

Citizens of DeSoto County, Homeowner’s Associations, and Community Organizations can take advantage of this once a year collection by clearing their household chemicals, including old paint, and electronic waste, from their properties.

Household Hazardous Waste is defined as unused or leftover products containing toxic chemicals. Any product which is labeled CAUTION, POISONOUS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, OR CORROSIVE is considered a household hazardous waste.

The county will be accepting old waste tires for recycling, up to five per citizen. If a citizen has more than five, it is ask they be taken to the DeSoto County Rubbish Pit at 5255 W. Sandidge Road in Olive Branch for proper recycling.

Contact County Environmental Services at 662-469-8152 with any questions.