New pickup service goes into effect next week

The new garbage, trash and recycling contract goes into effect next week in Biloxi and surrounding areas, but some Biloxi residents have already seen the new trash contractor, Pelican Waste, making rounds.

The Harrison County Utility Authority, which contracts for the trio of services for most residents, except for those in Gulfport, had Pelican picking up trash in Woolmarket earlier this week and will have the firm in other areas of Biloxi on Saturday, a day after Waste Pro was supposed to make its final trash rounds today.

Under the new contract, which takes effect Oct. 1, the utility authority has two contactors: Team Waste to pickup the brown garbage carts and green recycling carts, and Pelican to handle trash, which is typically yard trimmings and limbs set on public rights-of-way.

Team Waste is scheduled to make its first garbage and recycling pickups beginning next week, while Pelican will focus on trash. Services will be offered on the same day each week. In Biloxi, pickup for areas north of I-10 and the Eagle Point area will be Thursday of each week, and pickup for areas south of I-10 will be Friday.

One snag: Although the new brown trash carts have been delivered, the Harrison County Utility Authority today announced that  some of the new green recycling carts won’t be delivered until between Oct. 2 and 10. Hurricane Harvey delayed production, which was taking place in the Houston area.

Meantime, the utility authority says residents with issues should call 228-701-9086.
See the map and schedule for garbage, trash and recycling pickup
See the HCUA update distributed today
See the previous news about service


News ‘n’ notes: Weekend and council previews, football, and special needs dance

Weekend preview: The Second Annual Oyster Cookoff and Festival takes place this weekend on the Town Green, the Seventh Annual Inkin’ the Coast tattoo festival is at the Coast Coliseum, and Frankie Ballard performs at the IP. To see the entire weekend lineup, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Go-carts review: The Biloxi City Council, which meets Tuesday at 6 p.m., could decide to forego a public hearing and vote on the go-cart track proposed for West Biloxi. Those are two of the nearly two dozen issues on the council meeting agenda. To see the complete agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Military night: The Biloxi High Indians host Harrison Central this evening in a high school football game on the Biloxi campus, and it’s Military Night. Service members in uniform or with a military ID will be admitted for free. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Cruise with Special needs: The Donal Snyder Sr. Community Center will host a city-sponsored special needs dance this evening with a Cruisin’ the Coast-inspired theme. “Cruise into Fall,” a free dance open to all with special needs, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. To learn more, click here.