The cities of Madison and Ridgeland plan to offer residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste on Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. until noon at Madison Central High School.
Items that will be accepted for disposal are aerosols, answering machines, anti-freeze, batteries, cables, camcorders, CDs and DVDs, cell phones, compact disc players, computer equipment, computers, copiers, cords, duplicators, DVD players, electric typewriters, electronic games and fax machines.
Also accepted will be flammable liquids, hard drives, keyboards and microphones, household electronics, ink and toner, lab equipment, laptops, laptop batteries, liquid pesticides, mainframe equipment, media, microwave ovens, modems, monitors, motor oil, networking equipment, pagers, paint, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), printers, printer circuit boards, radios, remote controls and scanners.
Solid pesticides, stereo components, stereos, tapes, tape players, telephones, telecom equipment, televisions, testing equipment, tires, toasters, transparency makers, two-way radios, UPS-power supplies, VCRs, waste oxidizer, word processors and other electronics can also be dropped off at the event.
An interlocal agreement between the city governments of Madison and Ridgeland will make it possible for Madison County to apply for grants and use money from them to fund the event. The cities would share equally any expenses for the event should the funds from grants not cover expenses.
The cities will provide Madison County with an itemized statement of costs and expenses related to preparation and the hosting of the event and Madison County will submit to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality a complete accounting of costs and expenses for the event.