LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Jones County-area residents who had some unwanted household chemicals, old tires or out-dated appliances found a way to get rid of them Saturday in an environmentally-friendly way. A Household Hazardous Waste Collection event at the Laurel Fairgrounds gave homeowners a chance to do away with old paint thinner, used motor oil or even vintage TV sets.
It was free-of-charge and was hosted by Jones County and the cities of Laurel and Ellisville. Professional disposal companies were on site to collect the waste.
"It keeps it out of our creeks and off the side of the roads and also helps people maintain their property a little better," said Diane Smith, a member of the committee that organized the event.
It was the second year it was held at the fairgrounds.