Great American Cleanup is Saturday

Published 1:36 pm Friday, May 13, 2011

Are you tired of your neighborhood looking a little unkempt?

Well, tomorrow, Saturday, you can do something about it.

If you volunteer to participate in the Great American Cleanup here in Picayune that kicks off on the steps of City Hall at 9 a.m., you can make a difference in your community and in the city, too, according to Daryl Smith, who is heading up the push here.

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Smith is supervisor of the city’s grounds and beautification department.

All you have to do is show up at City Hall’s front steps, 815 North Beech Street, on Saturday morning and get your free trash bag; then go back to your neighborhood and clean up the place; and then take the bag and deposit it in one of the strategically placed dumpsters or trash trailers, scattered throughout Picayune, said Smith.

Smith will be at the City Hall location all day, if need be, to pass out bags. If you need more info call him at 601-273-1797. 

In addition to volunteers, says Smith, a number of trustee trash crews from the county prison will be working the city to collect trash, too.

The project is being conducted in conjunction with the “Great American Cleanup Campaign,” the “Keep Mississippi Beautiful Campaign,” and companies like Waste Management are helping sponsor it.

Waste Management here operates the Central Landfill at Millard.

Smith says Waste Management is providing dumpsters stationed at strategic locations throughout the city. The locations are:

— In District One, a trailer near the theater on Cooper Road, and a dumpster at Fire Station No. 1 on Adcox Road.

— In District Two, the City Park on East Canal Street, between Nina Drive and Hickman Drive on Charlotte Drive, and Ben Taylor Park on Neal Road.

— In District Three, at the intersection of Telly Road at Alpine Road (West Side Road).

— In District Four, Rosa Street Park, and between Kingsway Drive and Witthauer Drive in median.

— In District Five, the intersection of Norward Avenue and 3rd Avenue (the visitors’ parking lot at the football stadium.)

There will also be two dump trailers at the City Hall.

Smith said he is urging everyone to participate in cleaning up their neighborhood.

“You will be cleaning up your own neighborhood and in that effort also making the city to look good overall,” said Smith.

He said anyone needing further information can call him at 601-273-1797.

“Again, that’s tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, starting at 9 a.m. on the City Hall steps,” said Smith.