2018 Bring It! a smashing success

2018 Bring It! a smashing success

More than 900 Harrison County residents passed through the Plant Watson parking lot on Saturday to drop off household hazardous waste items.

The 23rd annual Bring It! event, a partnership between the company and the Harrison County Beautification Commission, can only be categorized as a smashing success.

“We’re proud to host this cleanup at Plant Watson and proud of the impact this event makes on the environment in South Mississippi,” Senior Compliance Specialist and program coordinator Mike Beverin said. “The volunteers worked safely and were happy to assist everyone that stopped by. The first cars were lined up by 7:30 and we had a steady flow throughout the day.”

Seventy volunteers, including employees from multiple departments, helped direct traffic and collect items at the drop-off stations for batteries, oil, chemicals, paint and electronics.

“To have nearly a thousand people participate speaks to the continued success of this event and the desire for Harrison County residents to be environmentally responsible,” Harrison County Beautification Director Kelly Griffin said. “This was a complete success for everyone involved – Harrison County, Mississippi Power, our partners and this community.”

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