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Propane containers, paint cans and oven cleaning sprays were collected at an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection day Saturday. Propane containers, paint cans and oven cleaning sprays were collected at an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection day Saturday.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Jones County-area residents turned out in large numbers Saturday to help the county properly dispose of used motor oil, old appliances and other types of household hazardous waste. 

A collection site for those types of products was set up at the Laurel Fairgrounds by the City of Laurel, Jones County and other sponsors to accept old paint, anti-freeze, used tires, old carpets and anything else that might otherwise end up tossed in a creek or in a landfill.

Various environmental disposal companies were on hand to take the items, free of charge.

"One of the benefits is to allow people to get rid of this stuff from their house and their garages and their yards," said Charles Miller, chief financial officer for Jones County. "The other benefit is to bring it all into a safe location and keep it from getting out in the environment," he said.

Miller said more than 500 carloads of waste materials were brought in.

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