For all those, like me, doing a bit of spring cleaning around the house and garage, Rankin County will hold their annual "Clean Up" Week between April 18 and the 23. In the Rez area, that means residents can take non-hazardous household items or debris to the Reservoir Fire Station No. 3 at Northshore (NOT the headquarters on Spillway, but the station on Northshore Causeway next to the church). More specifically, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., the items that can be dropped off there are bulky items, white goods (appliances), trash, limbs, recyclable goods and other non-hazardous items.
If you have hazardous, but non-explosive items like paint, pesticides, batteries, brake fluid, chlorine, tires, varnish, turpentine, etc., you must take them to the Multipurpose Pavilion at 649 Marquette Road, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Radioactive materials, explosives, hazardous waste from commercial sites, infectious materials, etc., will not be accepted.
For more info, call the Rankin County Solid Waste Department at 601.825.9213.