Posts Tagged ‘waste management’

Jimmy Buffett donates boat to run on waste vegetable oil

In his song “A Pirate Looks at 40,” Mississippi singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett wrote: “Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call. Been wanting to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall.” Recently, Buffett put his money where his guitar is. He, along with his family, has played a key role in a […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Group threatens to sue city over sewage treatment

by Published: November 13,2011

Tags: environment, lawsuits, sewage, suing, waste, waste management

HATTIESBURG — A nonprofit group says its intent to sue the City of Hattiesburg over alleged environmental violations at its sewage lagoon if the city does not clean up its act in 60 days. The Hattiesburg American reports the Gulf Restoration Network sent a letter to Hattiesburg dated Nov. 4, noting its intent to sue […] [...]

Waste Pro scraps plans to build facility in Meridian

Plans to build a recycling and solid waste transfer facility at Meridian’s South Industrial Park have been scrapped. The Meridian Star reports officials of the Waste Pro company now are looking at the possibility of building the facility at Sonny Montgomery Industrial Park instead. Waste Pro, which performs residential garbage and recycling pick-up for the […] [...]

Enerkem raises $60 million for Pontotoc plant

From staff reports CHICAGO — Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company based in Canada, announced today an additional $60 million in financing for its Pontotoc, Mississippi plant, on which the company expects to break ground later this year. The plant will be located within the Three Rivers Landfill and convert trash to methanol […] [...]

Advanced Disposal moves to new headquarters

by Published: October 13,2009

Tags: expansions, waste management

BILOXI — Advanced Disposal Services Gulf Coast, LLC, a regional provider of integrated solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal services, recently relocated to its new facility. The new headquarters is on Hudson Krohn Road in Biloxi. Advanced Disposal Services area president Gerald Greene said, “Advanced Disposal Services is very proud of the partnership that we […] [...]

Coastal Cleanup returning for 21st year

by Published: September 8,2009

Tags: environment, waste management

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Volunteers in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties are needed for the 21st-annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup to be held from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Oct. 17 in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup. Gov. Haley Barbour recently signed a proclamation in support of the annual event organized by the Mississippi Department […] [...]

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