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Hazardous Waste DayLamar County and its partners typically hold the Right Way to Throw Away Hazardous Waste Day annually. Typically it is in April of each year. Open to all residents of Lamar and Forrest County's and those that live within incorporated area's as well. The day is jointly operated with numerous partners and partially funded through grants from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
Location's HeldLamar County operates one location for drop-off on this day at our Multi-Purpose Center in Purvis. The address is 99 Central Industrial Row, Purvis, MS 39475.
Forrest County & City of Hattiesburg operates one location for drop-off on this day at Bobby Chain Municipal Airport in south Hattiesburg. The address is Academy Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Number of Users for Lamar County LocationThe numbers provided are from the Lamar County Location only and do not include the second operating location.The most recent year being first:
2017: 393 users
2016: 429 users
2014: 298 users
2012: 202 users
2011: 309 users
2010: 225 users
2009: 302 users
2008: 199 users
2018Lamar County and its partners have not set a date yet for the 2018 disposal day. At this time we ask that you take proper measures to keep products needing to be disposed of in the correct manner until the date is held.
Latex Based PaintThere is a large amount of paints being brought to the disposal day each year. Latex based paints can be disposed of safely without having to wait for the annual disposal day. Please click the link and see the following informational flyer.Click Here By following some of these steps you may be able to properly dispose of your Latex Based Paints without having to wait for the disposal event, which in turn will reduce overall cost and enable Lamar County and our partners the ability to ensure that the event is cost effective.
Waste TiresLamar County has a bulk material drop-off program that allows for waste tires not on rims to be disposed of throughout the year. There is size limitations during normal drop-offs such as no skid tires will be excepted. Click the link for more details on our Saturday Drop-Off Program. Click Here.
No Dumping or Use Outside of Event HoursBoth the Lamar County and the Forrest County/City of Hattiesburg locations are not open daily and are not to be considered locations where items can be dropped throughout the year. Anyone caught dumping items at these locations on any day other than the day of the event during the hours of the event will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the laws that would apply.