HOLIDAY COLLECTION SCHEDULE

City Hall offices will be closed on days listed below. There will be no garbage, trash or recycling pickups on these days; however, crews will operate abbreviated schedules during these weeks to make sure all residents receive pickup services.

Monday, December 25 – Tuesday, December 26, 2018

Closed. No garbage, trash or recycling pickups.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

  • Garbage (green cans) routinely collected on Mondays.
  • Heavy trash & recycling (blue cans) for Ward 1 & 2.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

  • Garbage (green cans) routinely collected on Tuesdays.
  • Trash (brown cans) routinely collected on Wednesdays.
  • Heavy trash & recycling (blue cans) for Ward 3.

Friday, December 28, 2018

  • Trash (brown cans) routinely collected on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Heavy trash & recycling (blue cans) for Wards 4 and 5.

Monday, December 31, 2018 & Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Closed. No garbage, trash or recycling pickups.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

  • Garbage (green cans) routinely collected on Mondays.
  • Heavy trash & recycling (blue cans) for Ward 1 & 2.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

  • Garbage (green cans) routinely collected on Tuesdays.
  • Trash (brown cans) routinely collected on Wednesdays.
  • Heavy trash & recycling (blue cans) for Ward 3.

Friday, January 4, 2019

  • Trash (brown cans) routinely collected on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Heavy trash & recycling (blue cans) for Wards 4 and 5.

PICKUP SERVICE REMINDERS

GARBAGE (GREEN CAN)

  • Garbage is collected once a week, on Mondays and Tuesdays (depending on where you live). To learn more about when you should put out your green can, call 601-545-4545.
  • Garbage cans must be placed at curbside to ensure collection.
  • Garbage carts must be removed from the city right-of-way following collection.

PLACEMENT & PREPARATION

The City of Hattiesburg operates trucks that feature a mechanical arm to empty cans. To keep our crews safe and prevent an interruption in service, please help us by doing the following:

  • Bag all garbage and place all bags inside the can; can must not be overfilled. Please don’t put extra bags on the ground.
  • Place can on the curb with arrows pointing toward the street on collection day.
  • Cans must be more than 3 feet from parked cars, mailboxes, fences and fire hydrants.
  • Cans may not be placed under low hanging utility lines or tree limbs.
  • After can is emptied, please remove from the curb by the next day.

WHAT IS GARBAGE?

Garbage is identified as any waste items produced inside the home. 

TRASH (BROWN CAN)

  • Trash is collected once a week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays (depending on where you live). To learn more about when you should put out your brown can, call 601-545-4545.
  • Trash cans must be placed at curbside to ensure collection and removed from the city right-of-way following collection.
  • Trash service is only available to residential customers. Non-residential customers are not eligible for trash service.

PLACEMENT & PREPARATION

The City of Hattiesburg operates trucks that feature a mechanical arm to empty cans. To keep our crews safe and prevent an interruption in service, please help us by doing the following:

  • All trash must be placed at the curb for collection. Trash may not be placed in the street.
  • All leaves and small items should be bagged before placing at the curb for collection.
  • Place can on the curb with arrows pointing toward the street on collection day.
  • Cans must be more than 3 feet from parked cars, mailboxes, fences and fire hydrants.
  • Cans may not be placed under low hanging utility lines or tree limbs.

WHAT IS TRASH?

Trash is identified as any yard debris (leaves, limbs, shrubbery, rocks, etc.)

RECYCLING (BLUE CAN)

  • Recycling is collected once a week, per ward. To learn more about when you should put out your blue can, see the collection map.
  • Blue cans must be placed at curbside to ensure collection and removed from the city right-of-way following collection.
  • Recycling service is available to residential and commercial customers. To sign up for a blue can, click here.

PLACEMENT & PREPARATION

The City of Hattiesburg operates trucks that feature a mechanical arm to empty cans. To keep our crews safe and prevent an interruption in service, please help us by doing the following:

  • All recycling cans must be placed at the curb for collection, with arrows pointing toward the street on collection day.
  • Cans must be more than 3 feet from parked cars, mailboxes, fences and fire hydrants.
  • Cans may not be placed under low hanging utility lines or tree limbs.

WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED?

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Paper bags
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Unwanted mail
  • Plastic laundry detergent bottles
  • Plastic milk and juice jugs
  • Plastic mouthwash bottles
  • Plastic beverage bottles and caps
  • Plastic shampoo bottles

WHAT CANNOT BE RECYCLED?

  • Glass (of any kind)
  • Motor oil
  • Tires
  • Food or liquid
  • Plastic bags
  • Clothing or linens
  • Big items like wood, plastic, furniture or metal

Note: If these items are seen in your cart during pick-up, we will not be able to collect your items.

ACTION LINE

To report an issue with your garbage/trash/recycling pick-up or water/sewer services, please submit the concern to our action line. These requests will be opened as work orders for the responsible department and placed in the queue for resolving.