Clean Sweep ends; regular operations resume

The citywide debris removal operation known as Operation Clean Sweep has come to an end and debris removal throughout the city has returned to normal operations.

After a two and a half week push to remove excess yard and storm debris thought out the city, debris or yard waste removal has resumed normal operations by Pelican Waste, the trash contractor for Biloxi. Debris will continue to be picked up in the northern areas of the city on Thursdays and the remainder of the city on Fridays.

Any resident still needing debris to be picked up should call Craig Ross, the city’s citizen service representative, at 228-435-6271 and request to be added to the trash pickup list.

Debris classified to be picked up includes limbs no longer than eight feet, bagged leaves, furniture and appliances. However, refrigerators must have doors removed and be tagged to show Freon has been removed before they will be picked up. Unbagged leaves and hazardous materials such as paint cans will not be picked up.

During Operation Clean Sweep, the city deployed two large self-loading trucks and trailers to assist with the debris removal. The project resulted in the removal of 3700 cubic yards of waste by 76 truckloads by the city.