Forrest County hosts non-hazardous waste clean up day

Forrest County hosts non-hazardous waste clean up day

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Forrest County residents had the chance Saturday to get rid of some old, non-hazardous household waste, free of charge.

The county partnered with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to host a county-wide Clean-Up Day at eight locations.

Residents were invited to bring old TV's, computer monitors, used tires, scrap metal and appliances for proper disposal.

"It's certainly a lot easier for us to collect the waste in a centralized place rather than have to pick it up out of our ditches," said Chris Bowen, district 5 supervisor for Forrest County. "We don't want it to get into our waterways and certainly, any of these tires that hold water, anything that we can do to reduce the mosquito population with the West Nile outbreaks that we've had."

More than 5,000 pounds of electronic waste was collected at a similar county-wide clean up last spring.