City of Picayune installs new “No Littering” sign

Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 5, 2018

In order to minimize the amount of litter found on the side of the road, the city of Picayune has installed a new “No Littering” sign.

The sign is located along Cooper Road between Timberwood Lane and Country Club Drive.

Picayune Police Department Patrol Commander James Bolton said it all started when city resident Jim Howell took it upon himself to pick up trash along Cooper Road.

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After Howell discussed the littering problem with Picayune City Manager Jim Luke, city officials decided to install a new sign in order to minimize the amount of litter throughout the area.

Bolton said the law enforcement officers with the Picayune Police Department are always patrolling city roads in order to minimize the littering problem.

“We want everyone to know that City Manager Luke and Picayune Police Department Bryan Dawsey are aware of the littering problem throughout the city and they are doing everything possible to help bring an end to this issue,” Bolton said.

To report a case of littering in the city of Picayune, contact the Picayune Police Department through the non-emergency line by calling (601) 798-7411.

“We should teach children at a young age why littering is bad, because that’s where it all starts. If we do that, the amount of litter found on the side of the road will decrease in the future,” Howell said.