BULKY WASTE PICK-UP

April 23, 2018

It is that time of year that residents are enjoying the warmer weather and doing Spring clean-up jobs around the house. This often means more trash to put out for the garbage trucks. Since we are seeing more piles of shrubbery and other trash around the city, I wanted to let everyone know that the City of Diamondhead has a contract with Waste Management (former Team Waste) for “Bulky Waste pick-up”. Also, Hancock County residents providing proof of residence, are allowed to bring directly to the King Landfill 10 free cubic yards of approved waste per household per month.  Residents are charged $5.00 per yard over 10 cubic yards.  King Landfill is located at

8100 Bayou LaCroix Road
Bay St. Louis, MS 

On the resident’s scheduled garbage & recycling day, you can put out the following bulky items: mattresses, couches, limbs that are cut into 4 ft. sections and bundled, non-food items that will not fit into garbage can (plastic toys, boxes, etc.), bagged grass clippings, white goods with proper tagging showing the Freon was removed. We cannot accept: contractor waste, hazardous waste (such as paint, tires, batteries, electronics, asbestos, etc.). In addition, you can personally bring rubish to the King Landfill; Hancock County residents providing proof of residency are allowed 10 free cubic yards of approved waste per household per month.  Residents are charged $5.00 per yard over 10 cubic yards.  As a resident of Diamondhead, you are paying for this service.

It is great to see everyone working in their yards. It really helps to keep Diamondhead beautiful! Thank you!  Below is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items:

ACCEPTABLE LANDFILL ITEMS:

  • Construction and demolition debris, such as wood, metal, etc.
  • Brick, mortar, concrete, stone and asphalt
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Natural vegetation, such as tree limbs, stumps and leaves
  • Appliances which have had the motor removed, except refrigerators
  • Furniture
  • Plastic, glass, crockery and metal, except containers
  • Sawdust, wood shavings and wood chips

PROHIBITED LANDFILL ITEMS:

  • Any waste listed above contaminated by a possible pollutant, such as food or chemical
  • Household garbage
  • Food or drink wastes or liquids from said container
  • Industrial waste, unless specifically approved by the Office of Pollution Control (OPCI)
  • Liquids
  • Sludges
  • Contaminated solids
  • Paint or paint buckets
  • Oil containers and chemical containers
  • Any metal, glass, place or paper container, unless specifically approved by the OPCI
  • Paper wastes, unless specifically approved by the OPCI
  • Engines or motors
  • Refrigerators
  • Whole tires
  • Cut or shredded tires, unless specifically approve by the OPCI
  • Batteries
  • Toxic hazardous waste
  • Asbestos or asbestos containing material
  • Medical waste
  • Televisions, computer and microwaves (no electronics)
  • Other waste which may have an adverse effect on the environment:
    • Burned material and ash are not acceptable

Michael J. Reso
City Manager