Debris Removal

The City of Ocean Springs residents are asked to refrain from dumping within 30 minutes prior to the close of business. This is for the safety of the residents and Public Works employees. Residents may be asked to show their identification for address verification.

Debris Pick-Up Information

Included Items

  • Furniture and other miscellaneous household items (i.e., washer, dryer, tv, small appliances)
  • Tree trimmings
  • Hedge Cuttings
  • Shrubbery
  • Hardened latex paint (no other paint acceptable)
  • Leaves and small weeds, etc. (must be bagged)

Excluded Items

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Biomedical Waste
  • Whole Trees
  • Mattresses
  • Dead Animals
  • Tires/Auto Parts
  • Plaster
  • Roofing
  • Concrete
  • Carpet
  • Bricks
  • And any other substances resulting from the construction, repairs, and remodeling of any building on private property including Treated Wood, Carpet, and Insulation
  • Contractor, landscaper, or "yard man" debris (a contractor is defined as a person or company that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labor to perform a service or do a job. Refrigerators and freezers

Please note

  • Items that do not conform to the above requirements will not be collected by the City and shall be the responsibility of the property owner or contractor to be removed
  • Debris should not under any circumstance line a street or right-of-way
  • In most cases, Public Works will pick up debris the day after your regularly scheduled garbage pick-up
  • Please keep in mind that holidays and unforeseen circumstances can affect debris pickup schedules without prior notice
  • In most cases, the garbage contractor will take bagged trimmings if placed adjacent to your garbage on your regularly scheduled garbage pickup day
  • Public Works will not pick up behind contractors or personal construction. In addition, contractors are not allowed to dump at the Public Works complex
  • Please do not place debris on drain inlets, near fire hydrants, underneath power lines, or near transformers