Talking trash: What you need to know

The city’s Clean Sweep initiative is done, but the work continues on citywide clean-up efforts.

In fact, this month’s Biloxi newsletter, BNews, offers a refresher course for residents: what will be picked up, when it will be picked up, and how residents can make help it happen. Additionally there’s a reminder on policies involving trash near vacant lots and missed pickups.

The report, with easy-to-read graphics, is part of a record-breaking 32-page city newsletter, which also contains information on tree planting and the best types of trees to plant; an overview of development citywide; an update on the city’s efforts to honor Apollo 13 astronaut and native son Fred Haise; and how Biloxi’s FY ’21 record gaming taxes were divvied up statewide and locally.

BNews, which the U.S. Postal Service delivers to all Biloxi residents and businesses by the first of each month, also includes updates from Keesler Air Force Base and the Biloxi VA, as well as a Veterans Day nod that includes a look at Biloxi military installations through the years, what veteran’s parade organizers are reading, and a look back at a 1978 Veterans Day in Biloxi, when Richard M. Nixon came to town.

“This is a really good issue with a lot of really good content,” Biloxi CAO Mike Leonard said. “We hope that everyone will take advantage of the relevant information, especially the guidance on trash pickup.”
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Trash graphic: What will be picked up

News & notes: Lane closure, reports, council, festival

Lane closure: The lane closure on U.S. 90 at the Biloxi Lighthouse, which impacts eastbound traffic, is scheduled to end Thursday at noon, according to the contractor revamping the public parking area south of the highway. To see roadwork across the city, traffic counts and an infrastructure update video, click here.

The week that was: Get the behind-the-scenes details on the week that was in Biloxi. Weekly reports from the departments of Police, Fire, and Community Development are online for review. To see the reports from last week and an archive of weekly reports, click here.

Council recordings: Missed the Biloxi City Council meeting Tuesday afternoon? Catch up on what was discussed by watching the unedited video recording of the meeting. To see Tuesday’s 37-minute meeting and a video archive of past meetings, click here.

Market festival: Biloxi Main Street will host a Community Market Festival Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles R. Hedgewood Community Market. The event takes place at the corner of Hopkins and Howard and will include market vendors, live entertainment, themed activities, hourly giveaways, and food to purchase for lunch. To see the event flyer, click here.