TRASH AND GARBAGE COLLECTION IN THE CITY OF LAUREL
LAUREL, MS –
The City of Laurel has established a schedule for trash (leaves and limbs) collection.
Customers north of 10th Street will need to place trash at the curb site by the 1st of the month. We will schedule to collect the trash by the 15th of the month.
Customers south of 10th Street will need to place trash at the curb site by the 16th of the month. We will schedule to collect the trash before the 1st of the next month. If you are unsure of which route you are on, please call at 601-428-6455.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, it is the intent of the City that no trash be left at the curb longer than fifteen days without being picked up, by the City.
Trash (leaves and limbs) pickup may also be scheduled by calling Public Works at 601-428¬6455. Please note that the schedules above are for leaves and limbs only.
Household garbage is picked up one (1) day per week. Residences north of 10th Street are picked up on Monday and residences south of 10th Street are picked up on Tuesday. Again, if you are unsure of your route, call at 601-428-6455.
The City of Laurel would like to remind residents of the city ordinance on Solid Waste as it pertains to garbage collection. Recently, the Public Works Department has noticed numerous households with oversized garbage cans that exceed the city ordinance. Acceptable garbage containers are locally approved metal, heavy duty paper or durable plastic with a lid, that is no larger than 40 gallons in capacity. All garbage must be in tied trash bags inside of the containers. When full, a garbage bag must not weigh more than 50 pounds. City workers will remove the bags from the containers but will not lift improperly sized cans due to possible injury. Setting garbage out for pickup in kitchen bags, grocery store bags, paper bags, cartons, or boxes is not acceptable. It is the responsibility of the property owner or occupant to maintain garbage containers in a neat and orderly manner until collection is made. Garbage to be picked up cannot be behind a fence or other enclosure so that it is not accessible by pick-up crews. A household, dwelling unit or commercial business can have up to four (4), forty (40) gallon containers of garbage per pick up day.
According to the Solid Waste Ordinance Section 22-6 (b):
” It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant to remove at the end of each working day any litter that has not been containerized at these locations. The general household public shall remove all types of container receptacles at the end of the day after each general pick up day.”
Discarded tree branches, brush and shrubbery (excluding debris from new construction or major remodeling) can be placed in an orderly fashion at the curb site. Different types of debris must be separated; leaves, grass trimmings, limbs, shrubbery, mulch, etc. should not be mixed with construction material, outdoor furniture, shingles, appliances, metal, etc. Different items are hauled
to different locations and the pick-up crew cannot separate the various items for you. They will remain at the curb site until separated by the resident. If you are unsure as to how to separate your trash please call us. Call 601-428-6455 to schedule pickup of special items such as: computer monitors, televisions, water heaters, washers, dryers, bed-springs, refrigerators, air conditioners, sofas, etc. These special items are normally picked up on Wednesdays. Call us if you have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you.
Help us to keep Laurel “The City Beautiful.”
Lorenzo Anderson, P.E., Public Works Director
City of Laurel, MS
2504 Moose Drive
Laurel, Mississippi 39440