City to increase efforts to remove storm debris

Biloxi Public Works Director Richard Sullivan – whose crews have been cleaning up storm debris from city streets since the day after Hurricane Ivan — will meet with a private contractor Wednesday morning to work out a plan to rid city streets and neighborhoods of hurricane debris.

This afternoon, the City Council unanimously approved Mayor A.J. Holloway’s recommendation to hire low-bidder W.C. Fore Trucking to take over the task of removing hurricane debris from rights of way throughout Biloxi. Cost is $9.65 per cubic yard of storm debris removed. The 30-day contract calls for two passes to be made through the city, and Holloway is hoping that work will begin Thursday morning.

“We’re asking residents to bag as much as they can and either leave it by the curbside or take it to one of the six debris sites that we’ve established throughout the city,” the mayor said. “Our goal is remove as much of this debris from our city streets and neighborhoods as quickly as we can, and then wrap it all up with the second pass.”

Residents are reminded that only storm debris will be removed, and the contractor cannot enter private property to remove debris. W.C. Fore vehicles contracted to haul debris will be clearly marked as working for the City of Biloxi.

To see a list of the storm debris collection sites in Biloxi, click here.