Desoto County News

Garbage collection restarts after snow

Waste Connections is resuming its normal routes in unincorporated areas of DeSoto County, starting Monday, Jan. 22, after last week’s snow and icy weather left treacherous road conditions across DeSoto County.

DeSoto County Government Monday released information regarding the trash pickup for residents to be aware of as Waste Connections returns to normal service.

Officials noted that while many people may have extra garbage and may not be able to get it all in the bin, Waste Connections cannot pick up bags set on the ground next to your bins due to the type of trucks they drive.

The automated side loader uses a mechanical arm, operated from inside the truck, to dump the trash cart. As a result, there isn’t a good way to toss bags into the truck.

Dumpsters have been set up across the County for residents to dump household trash bags that won’t fit in the trash bin. Among the locations are as follows:

  • Lake Cormorant Community Park: 3000 Old Highway 61, Lake Cormorant
  • Fairview Community Park: 1372 Red Banks Rd. N, Byhalia
  • DeSoto County Rubbish Pit: 5255 W. Sandidge Rd, Olive Branch (7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday)
  • 2339 Gwynn Rd, Nesbit (8 a.m.-3 p.m.)

There are also two dumpsters located at the Olive Branch Parks and Recreation Office at 8877 College Street, Olive Branch. These are only for residential trash.

Residents can also drop off paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum at the following recycle locations:

  • DeSoto County Administration Building: 365 Losher St. Hernando
  • First Presbyterian Church: 1455 Mcingvale Rd. Hernando
  • DeSoto County School Board: 5 W. South St. Hernando
  • First Regional Library: 370 W. Commerce St. Hernando
  • DeSoto County Environmental Services: 2339 Gwynn Rd. Nesbit
  • Olive Branch Intermediate School: 8631 Pigeon Roost Rd.
  • DeSoto Central High School: 2911 Central Pkwy Southaven
  • 9353 Starlanding Rd. W. Lake Cormorant

Officials said while this is not an ideal solution, it is hoped this will offer some relief from having missed collections last week.

Waste Connections Update (Wednesday, Jan. 24) DeSoto County Government posted the following to its Facebook page on Tuesday evening:

City of Olive Branch had the following post on its Facebook page, indicating the areas where Waste Connections was not able to reach during the day. CLICK HERE.

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