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Annual Forrest, Lamar waste disposal day sets record

Cars wait in line to drop off household hazardous waste products during the annual Right Way to Throw Away Day in Hattiesburg. Cars wait in line to drop off household hazardous waste products during the annual Right Way to Throw Away Day in Hattiesburg.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A record number of participants helped Forrest and Lamar Counties get rid of large amounts of hazardous household waste Saturday. More than 800 carloads of old tires, used motor oil and broken appliances were dropped off at the Chain Airport in Hattiesburg and the Lamar County Multi-Purpose Center in Purvis as part of the annual, Right Way to Throw Away Day. 

It's sponsored by a grant from the Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality. 

More than 500 people dropped off their household waste in Hattiesburg, while another 300 folks did the same in Purvis. 

"We've had a tremendous amount, two roll-off containers of paint waste," said Chris Bowen, Dist. 5 supervisor for Forrest County. "We've had a tremendous amount of oil, waste oil, batteries, light bulbs, electronics, waste tires, metals, we've taken all our metals for recycling," he said.

All the waste products were collected on-site by a professional waste disposal company.

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