Posts Tagged ‘garbage’

County sells proposed landfill site to local cardiologist

CORINTH — Alcorn County supervisors have accepted a bid of $1,100 per acre for 125 acres once proposed for a rubbish landfill. The board of supervisors voted 3-2 for the sale to Corinth cardiologist Dr. John Prather. The proceeds will go into the county solid waste fund. The county had owned the 129-acre property for […] [...]

Waste Pro lowers amount of underpayment by city

NATCHEZ — Waste Pro USA has revised downward what it says the city of Natchez owes for underpayments since July. Waste Pro Division Manager Doug Atkins told The Natchez Democrat that the $126,000 figure includes $63,000 for underpayments, and the rest is this month’s bill for service. The city awarded Waste Pro for waste collection […] [...]

Coastal Cleanup nets 7.5 tons of marine litter

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources reports that more than 1,260 volunteers took part in a cleanup effort on Mississippi’s beaches and waterways. Saturday’s cleanup took place at 49 designated sites during the 25th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup. In a news release, the department said Sunday that the 1,266 volunteers picked […] [...]

Federal shutdown at end, but too late for Gulf Islands cleanup

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Even though the federal shutdown has ended, Gulf Islands National Seashore is not participating in this Saturday’s Mississippi Coastal Cleanup. Yesterday, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources sent out a news release about the barrier islands being closed for the cleanup. Despite the federal government being reopened late yesterday, the islands […] [...]

Lack of customers forces shutdown of recycling service

COLUMBUS — Mississippi Industrial Waste is ending its curbside recycling program. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the company has notified customers the service will end Sept. 30. “Due to the low number of customers that make up our daily routes and their geographic distances, it simply costs more to transport these materials than we receive […] [...]

DeSoto County finds money in the trash

HERNANDO — DeSoto County has pulled some good numbers from the trash. Officials have reported 86.1 tons of rubbish collected from last week’s annual cleanup — a six-ton increase over the previous year — and a $190,000 refund to the county from disposal vendor Allied Waste Industries to correct a six-year billing error. “It shows […] [...]

Councilman says donation is legal, won’t repay money

TUPELO — A city councilman, who is running for re-election, says he will not return a $250 donation from Waste Management Inc. because there was nothing illegal about it. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo Councilman Mike Bryan accepted a $250 contribution in February from Waste Management, which currently picks up trash for the […] [...]

Air Force base wins award for recycling efforts

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base has been named an environmental hero in Mississippi for its comprehensive recycling efforts. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Recycling Coalition chose Keesler as the recipient of its 2012 Environmental Hero Award as the state or federal government recycler of the year. The base recycled nearly 2,700 tons of […] [...]

Contractor offers dirt; supervisors love gift

by Published: January 21,2013

Tags: builder, contractor, county, dirt, garbage, gift, government, jail, landfill

DESOTO COUNTY — Officials say a dirty gift will save DeSoto County tens of thousands of dollars. A contractor working near the new jail just south of Hernando offered 5,000 cubic yards of dirt — about 400 truckloads, the Commercial Appeal reported. The Board of Supervisors endorsed the plan unanimously last week after Sheriff Bill […] [...]

Landfill reaching capacity; engineers recommend expansion

COLUMBUS — Engineers have told the city of Columbus that its landfill will run out of space in three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports engineers say the city had three options: expand the landfill, close it and open a new one or get out of the trash dumping business. Neel-Schaffer Engineering project manager Steve Cockerham […] [...]

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