Harrison County Debris Removal Update
Storm debris collection should begin Thursday or Friday and the first pass through the entire unincorporated area of the County should be completed within approximately 30 days.
As the first pass is nearing completion, Harrison County will have more information about what to expect for a second pass schedule.
In the meantime, Pelican Waste continues to collect some debris, but does not have the capacity to collect large piles, or large combined amounts. When ramped up fully, we expect approximately 20 debris collection crews to be running throughout Harrison County, and they will be working seven days a week, unless hazardous weather prevents work.
They plan to work from about 6 a.m. each day until dark.
The Harrison County Board of Supervisors reminds residents to put debris by the street – in the first 10’ from the road – but to keep debris out of the roadway so traffic can pass safely. Do not place debris on or next to fire hydrants, power pole wires, or water/gas meters to prevent damage to infrastructure.
Crews cannot collect debris from private property. Residents will need to bring all storm debris to the right-of-way.
Debris should be separated so that all clean vegetative material (trees, limbs, etc.) is separate from any building materials or damaged structures, including fencing. Two debris types may be collected by different crews on different days.
FEMA guidelines for the debris can be found at co.harrison.ms.us.
Hazardous materials will not be collected – they should be set aside and taken to the Household Hazardous Waste site by appointment once it is repaired from Zeta damage.
Please remember the burn ban is still in effect for Harrison County.
Please call the Harrison County Engineering office with any questions at 228-832-4891