Jackson County holds Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Earth Day marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement. It’s the day people around the country make an effort not only to celebrate nature, but preserve it as well.

On the morning of April 22, Chevron volunteers helped collect waste at Jackson County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Gautier. Hundreds of vehicles lined up to responsibly dispose of paint, cleaning supplies, motor oil and other types of household waste.

Old household cleaners like bleach and detergents can have a huge impact on the local environment when disposed of improperly. With Jackson County home to one of the largest free-flowing rivers in the country and numerous habitats stemming from that waterway, protecting the local environment is vital.

If you missed the event and want to know about properly disposing of household waste, click here.

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Written by Yolanda Cruz

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