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It’s been almost two weeks since Hurricane Nate hit the Gulf Coast and he left quite the mess, leaving residents to clean up debris from their yards.
Since then, Pelican Waste, one of the new trash pickups in Harrison County, has been working diligently to get all the debris out of yards. Pelican Waste has been working seven days a week and has picked up over 200 tons of debris in one weekend, compared to the 300 tons they pick up in one month.
City of Biloxi Public Affairs says Pelican Waste and public works crews have been working overtime to try and play catch up. Cecilia Dobbs Walton with City of Biloxi Public Affairs said, “Even in residential areas with boom trucks, similar to what Pelican Waste has, and scooping up debris and taking that off and hauling off tons every day. So, everybody has been putting in additional man power to clean-up debris and trash. We know it is a little bit of a hardship for residents.”
The Harrison County Utility Authority wants to remind residents to please bag their debris or piles of leaves and put it at least three feet away from mailboxes.


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