The Public Works Department is comprised of the following service divisions:
Gas, Water, Streets, Drainage, Grounds, Beautification, Recycling, Vehicle Maintenance, Facility Maintenance, Pest Control, Waste Collection, Cemetery upkeep/ management, and Parks and Recreation
Progressive Waste Services will not be collecting recycle and yard debris on Thursday, November 27th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Instead, curb side recycling and yard debris collection that normally occurs on Thursday will be collected on Friday, November 28th, and Friday services will be performed on Saturday, November 29th. The Public Works office will be closed November 27th and 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our office will be back open for normal business on Monday, December 1st.
Gas and Water Department
The City of Picayune owns and operates its water and gas systems.
Four water wells and water towers serve 5000 households and businesses from the Pascagoula aquifer. The approximate 80 miles of Natural gas piping serves 2500 households and businesses. The installation of Automatic Meter Reading or “AMR” on our water and gas system has achieved a higher level of accuracy and efficiency in our meter reading process.
Streets and Drainage Department
Conducts all maintenance and repair of roadways, drainage systems, traffic signage, and sidewalks within the city ROW. Road sweeping, and waste collection of yard debris is conducted daily. Modification and construction of drainage systems is performed as well, with the assistance of the cities engineering department. Household waste collection is contracted and performed twice per week.
Grounds and Beautification
Provides lawn maintenance services of all city owned green spaces, such as medians, parks, three cemeteries and ROW. Gardening of landscaped facilities, and medians is assisted by contributions from local business owners through the “Adopt a Bed” program. Pest control is provided seasonally, through a mosquito control program. Daily vehicular spraying, manual spraying of drainage systems and educating our elementary students are conducted to protect our citizens from the threat of West Nile virus.
Garbage Collection Schedule:
- The East side of the City is collected on Monday and Thursday
- The West side of the City is collected on Tuesday and Friday
Green rubbish, such as grass clippings and tree trimmings, tires, and white goods (appliances ) will be picked up on an “on call basis”.
Note: Please bag grass clippings, leaves, etc., refrigerants must be removed from white goods prior to pick up of refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.
- The East side of the City is collected on Thursday
- The west side of the City is collected on Friday