Waste Pro is the current contractor for refuse (trash) and recycling collection.
Garbage collection services are provided to all residential (excluding apartment complexes), small businesses (those able to restrict their waste to one 96 gallon container or less per pick-up schedule) and other selected facilities with pick-up twice weekly.
Carts should be placed curbside with the handle facing your house. The cart should be placed at least two feet from vehicles, shrubs, hydrants, mailboxes, etc. Do not block sidewalks or place carts in the street. Carts should be placed curbside by 7 AM and brought in by midnight on your designated pick-up day.
Household Hazardous Waste
There are two household hazardous waste programs currently available for citizens of Harrison County. Both programs are funded by Harrison County and MS Department of Environmental Quality.
Household Hazardous Waste "2nd Saturday Collection Program
The second Saturday of every month household hazardous waste products will be accepted at 10076 Lorraine Road (next to the Sheriff's Department Work Center) from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.
January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, and December 9th.
The following items will be accepted:
- Latex or oil based paint
- Used cooking oil or automotive oil
- Household, marine and car batteries
- Aerosol cans
- Flammable liquids (such as gasoline)
- White goods such as freezers and refrigerators
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Tires (up to 25 per household - strictly enforced)
- Electronic waste such as computers, cell phones, telephones, and televisions
For more information or to make special arrangements for drop-off contact Kelly Griffin at 228-214-1405, Monday - Friday from 7 AM - 4 PM.
Waste Reduction Tips
Another way to reduce the volume and toxicity of the waste going to our landfills is to take measures to decrease the amount of waste we generate. Here are few suggestions:
- Look for products utilizing “Least Wasteful” packaging.
- Avoid using disposable versions of razors, pens, lighters, batteries, diapers, etc., whenever possible.
- By concentrates, “Family Sizes”. Bulk items and returnable containers to reduce packaging waste.
- Buy products made from recycled materials and products made from glass, metal and aluminum, as these products can be readily recycled.
- Repair durable products rater than replacing them.
- Donate usable products to charities instead of discarding them.
Paints and Thinner Disposal
Household paints and solvents should be used and disposed of properly, as follows:
- Only purchase the amount of paint you will need for your intended project. If you have some paint left over, apply anther coat, or use it somewhere else.
- Once the paint can is empty and dry, dispose of it in the garbage or recycle it.
- Donate leftover paint to local charity groups for their use.
- Save paints and thinners for Amnesty Day ( will be discussed later)
- If all else fails, and you have no alternative, dry latex paint (won’t work on oil-based paints) by leaving the lid off in a dry area until it completely dries. This process can be sped up by mixing some “kitty litter” in the can. Once the paint is completely dry, place the can (with lid off) out for pickup with your normal garbage.
Yard waste (leaves, small limbs and cuttings) can be placed out for pickup as regular trash/rubbish.
As an alternative, the Authority encourages residents to use “back yard composite”. If such a program seems too large and undertaking, consider placing leaves in flower beds and below shrubs to act as a natural ground cover and soil enhancer.
Used motor oil disposed of improperly can be very hazardous to the environment, but proper recycling can protect the environment as well as save energy.
For complaints, compliments, or requests please call Waste Pro at 800-901-7072.