Right Way to Throw Away

Event Details

The City of Hattiesburg is partnering with several governmental and community agencies to host the Right Way to Throw Away Day on Saturday, April 17, with two dropoff locations at Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport (29 Academy Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401) and Lamar County Multi-Purpose Center (99 Central Industrial Row, Purvis, MS 39475).

Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., residents can properly dispose of household items like cleaners, transmission fluid, bleach and old electronics.

Additionally, at the Bobby L. Chain Airport location only, shredding services for sensitive documents will be available thanks to Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s office. This service will be first-come, first-served until the truck is full.

Why?

To prevent these types of chemicals and products from ending up in our soil and water, this event helps place hazardous household items in the hands of people who know how to properly dispose of them.

What can I bring?

Aerosols, All-purpose cleaners, Ammonia, Anti-freeze, Appliances, Automobile Cleaner, Barbecue Lighter Fluid, Batteries, Brake fluid, Chlorine Bleach, Detergents, Disinfectants, Drain Opener, Furniture Polish, Herbicides, Insecticides, Mothballs, Motor Oils, Oil Filters, Oven Cleaners, Paint, Paint Thinner, Pesticides, Photographic Development Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Rodent Poison, Rubber Cement, Rug and Upholstery Cleaner, Silver Polish, Tires, Transmission Fluid, Turpentine, Varnish, Water Sealer, Wood Finish, Computers, Laptops, Keyboards and Monitors, Washers and Dryers, Fluorescent bulbs, TVs, refrigerators and freezers, etc.

What can I not bring?

Ammunition, Explosives, Medical Waste, Syringes, Radioactive Materials, PCB’s

The following COVID-19 protocols will be taken to help limit the contact between participants and volunteers:
1. Please remain in your vehicle at all times.
2. Place all items intended for drop-off in the trunk (not the back seat) or the bed of a truck/trailer.
3. Even while in your vehicle, you will encounter volunteers. Please wear a mask as a safeguard between yourself and those you may interact with.Click here to change this text