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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Final Pass of Debris Removal to Begin January 4, 2021

Curbside PickUp - Debris

Jackson County’s debris removal contractor will begin their final pass through each neighborhood of the unincorporated areas of the County on January 4, 2021.  To make the process more efficient, and ensure all Hurricane Zeta debris is picked up, residents are asked to please put debris out to the roadside BY January 3.

Due to the uncertainty of volume in each area, we are not able to confirm when the contractor will be in a specific neighborhood, however, if debris it out by January 3, it will be picked up. To date, an estimated 290,000 cubic yards of debris has been picked up since the contractor began on November 9.

As a reminder, debris should be placed curbside, in right-of-way area, without blocking the roadway or storm drains. Items should be separated in piles or containers based on the following type of materials: 

  1. Vegetative Debris: tree branches, leaves, logs, plants
  2. Construction Debris: Building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing
  3. Wood (Privacy) Fencing
  4. Large Appliances/Metal:Refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, stove, water heater, dishwasher, tin, aluminum, steel, etc.
    • Do not leave appliance doors unsealed or unsecured
    • Remove all food from appliances
  1. Household garbage, recycling, and bagged items: 
    • These items will be picked up during regular weekly schedules.

 

The contractor will not pick up the following:

  • Debris under or leaning against overhead power poles and lines, trees, or other structures
    If there is no other option, a smaller truck may have to be used to pick-up these materials at a later date
  • Debris on top of underground utilities, fire hydrants, meters, etc.
  • Debris placed in plastic bags (should be placed with household garbage)
  • Debris on private property
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Electronics (e-waste)

 We encourage residents to stay up to date by following our Jackson County, Mississippi Government Facebook page.

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