Debris Pickup Ending In Hancock County

The program for curbside pickup of hurricane-related debris is nearing an end in unincorporated areas of Hancock County and in Bay St. Louis.

Tom Henderson, consultant with Neel-Schaffer, said that the county's contractor has completed a final pass of the right-of-ways in Hancock County and in the city of Bay St. Louis.

"Debris remaining on the right-of-way has been inventoried, and the contractor is currently working on completing these items," Henderson said.

He added, "The contractor will only remove those items that were damaged as a result of Hurricane Katrina."

Henderson said the contractor will not remove green vegetation, concrete, or new construction debris.

In addition, homeowners should not demolish their own homes or other structures on their property and push the debris to the right-of-way because that type of debris is no longer eligible for pickup, he said.

Because the deadline for this program has passed, residents are asked to remove their own debris from the right-of-way and dispose of it in a designated landfill. If you have any questions, residents are asked to call (228) 466-5155.