City of Clinton

Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling

The City of Clinton has contracted with Waste Management for residential solid waste collection. Household garbage is collected twice per week.

With the holidays now in full swing, Clinton residents are reminded that garbage and recycling collection will not run on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Collection days missed due to holiday are not made up. Collection will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

Disposal of live Christmas trees will again be offered this year. Residents may place Christmas trees curbside for pickup on their second collection day of the week.

Garbage and Recycling Collection

To find out when your garbage collection day is, contact Public Works at 601-924-2239. Residential route collection will begin at 7:00 a.m. each weekday and Saturday, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Collection missed due to Holidays is not made up. Collection will resume the next regularly scheduled collection day.


  • Residents may use up to a thirty gallon receptacle
  • Receptacle should not exceed sixty pounds total weight
  • Plastic garbage bags with sufficient wall strength and not exceeding forty pounds in total weight are also acceptable
  • All containers should be placed in a location that is easily accessible for pick-up and one that is no more than five feet from the curb line
  • Please place the containers in a manner that will not block driveways or mailboxes or otherwise inhibit other services.


The contractor will provide one recycle container per household. Curbside recycling will be collected once a week and taken to Recycle America, an approved recycle center. Public Works also has recycling dumpsters available for public use at 525 Springridge Road.

Items accepted include cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum and steel cans.

Pickup Days

  • Monday and Thursday - Thursday recycle
  • Tuesday and Friday - Friday recycle
  • Wednesday and Saturday - Wednesday recycle

Light Commercial Pick-Up Service

Twice a week pick-up service will be provided to businesses which generate no more than one and one-half cubic yards of solid waste per week. If waste exceeds limits the business will be required to contract with a private company for collection.

Rubbish/Tree Limbs & Trimmings

Limbs and other trimmings should not exceed five feet in length and no greater than eight inches in diameter. Limbs and/or bundled branches may not weigh more than sixty pounds or exceed two cubic yards.

Limbs and debris for collection should be placed curbside next to the trash receptacle.

Yard debris will be collected on the last collection day of the week. Leaves, limbs and yard debris placed in the gutter are in violation of city ordinance and could result in a fine. 

Residents who contract with a tree service or hire an individual for the removal of trees on private property will be responsible for the disposal of such debris.

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Brown Goods / White Goods

Furniture including upholstered pieces and mattresses, stoves, refrigerators and air conditioner units that are de-energized of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), water heaters, washing machines, and other waste materials other than construction debris will be collected on the last collection day of the week. Limit one item per week per household.

Construction Debris

Waste Management will not collect solid waste resulting solely from construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition operations on homes, buildings or other structures. This includes roofing materials, landscape materials, tree removal, bricks, concrete, fencing material, etc. The homeowner will be responsible for disposal of such debris.

Clean Up and Hazardous Waste Disposal


October 6 - 13

Spring and Fall Citywide clean-up are held the first weeks of April and October at the old Northside Elementary location on Old Vicksburg road. Residents can dispose of yard waste, bulky items and other household debris free of charge. 

Clean up will run each day (excluding Sunday) from 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Roll off dumpsters will be placed at the old Northside Elementary location at 1111 Old Vicksburg Road in Clinton. Call the Public Works Department at 601-924-2239 for more information.

Residents are asked to line up for drop off by utilizing Longwood Place in the Briars neighborhood and turning west onto Old Vicksburg road.

Hazardous Waste

Any chemical or article, which is designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to be “hazardous”, will not be collected in regular garbage collection. Products such as: used motor oil, paint, paint thinners, propane tanks, batteries, aerosols, antifreeze, televisions, monoitors, computers, insecticides, etc., may be taken to the Environmental Service Center. The ESC is located at 1570 Terry Road. Operating hours are: Tuesday, Thursday and every 4th Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The phone number is 601-960-0000.

Household Hazardous Waste day is usually the first or second Saturday in October at Clinton Public Works, 525 Springridge Road. Products such as: used motor oil, paint, paint thinners, propane tanks, batteries, aerosols, antifreeze, insecticides, tires, etc. will be accepted.

Storm Debris Removal

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