Waste Management Announces Collection Schedule Changes Due to Hurricane Sally Hurricane Sally will impact residential trash collection schedules along Mississippi Gulf Coast

Biloxi, Miss. – (Sept. 14, 2020) – Due to the anticipated severe weather impacts associated with Hurricane Sally, Waste Management announced it will suspend all collection services along the Mississippi Gulf Coast Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

The following areas with twice-a-week residential collection service will be rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 18, weather and road conditions permitting: 

  • City of Bay St. Louis
  • City of Waveland
  • City of Wiggins
  • City of Poplarville

The following areas with once-a-week residential collection service will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, weather and road conditions permitting:

  • Unincorporated areas of Hancock County
  • City of Diamondhead
  • Unincorporated areas of Harrison County
  • City of Pass Christian
  • City of Long Beach
  • City of Biloxi
  • City of D’Iberville
  • Unincorporated areas of Jackson County
  • City of Moss Point
  • Town of Leakesville
  • City of Poplarville

Residential routes will have a delayed start on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Waste Management will resume service for its valued commercial and roll-off service customers on Wednesday, Sept. 16, weather and road conditions permitting; however, routes will have a delayed start. Commercial collection routes will run at least one day behind schedule with all routes expected to be recovered by Saturday, Sept. 19.

“As we prepare for the impact and effects of Hurricane Sally, we are working in concert with the guidance of local and state authorities. Therefore, Waste Management is suspending all waste collection services on Tuesday, September 15, across the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” said Jenna Bass, Public Sector Solutions Representative Gulf Coast Area. “We appreciate the cooperation of all our valued customers as we work through this severe weather event. We encourage Mississippi Gulf Coast residents to implement all prescribed safe practices as we approach this storm.”


  • Secure garbage and recycling containers. Place empty containers in a secure location away from open spaces.
  • Stop all yard maintenance and tree trimming activities when there is a named storm with a predicted landfall.
  • Bundle and tie down all loose trash such as tree limbs, wood planks or building and roof tiles. Place these materials in a location where debris cannot become hazardous to homes or automobiles in high winds.


  • Place normal household garbage and trash, such as food refuse, diapers and regular household waste at curbside and separate from storm debris (caused by severe weather such as high winds, hail and rain).
  • Storm debris, including tree limbs, carpet and carpet padding, aluminum and wood fencing, and household appliances should be placed curbside in separate piles, apart from the household garbage and trash.

All customers affected in the area are encouraged to visit https://www.wm.com/weather-alert/index.jsp for additional information about impacted service routes.



Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

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