Wayne County Solid Waste Department
Address: Wayne County Courthouse, 609 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro, MS 39367
The Wayne County Solid Waste Department, an agency of county government, is responsible for collecting, transporting and disposing of wastes in unincorporated areas.
This weekly service is vital for the safe disposal of household wastes, to reduce environmental concerns and avoid health hazards. Wayne County’s collected wastes are taken to a contracted, modern landfill to minimize pollution and health risks.
Paying for garbage service in unincorporated areas
Mandated, once-a-week streetside waste collection is billed to households at a rate of $120 per year or $10 per month.
Payments for this service can be made by credit or debit card (with a small convenience fee charged for card usage); check (make payable to Wayne County Solid Waste and please include a phone number and solid waste account number on check); cash; and automatic drafts.
Remember, however you pay, please include your solid waste account number so that your account will be properly credited.
New residents living in unincorporated areas of the county should visit the Wayne County Solid Waste Department to establish their collection account – around the same time you are establishing your utility services at a new or existing residence and/or getting a 9-1-1 street address for new residential construction.
The Wayne County Solid Waste Department, located on the first floor of the Wayne County Courthouse (across from the Chancery Clerk’s office), is available to accept payments between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. The office is closed for lunch between 1 and 2 p.m., daily.
Per county ordinance, residents must pay their solid waste account to be able to purchase an automobile license plate. Failure to pay will result in a hold being placed with the Wayne County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office, which issues tags – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Can I opt out of waste collection services?
While waste collection is mandated in rural Wayne County, forms are available to seek to opt-out of the program – with good, compelling reasons. Final decisions related to opting-out are made by the Wayne County Board of Supervisors based on information provided by the party filing the request.
Such reasons can include the person at a particular residence is deceased and no one is living at the location; the address is a deer camp that is not a permanent residence; the property owner lives out of town and the location does not generate waste; and the property owner has land that crosses in an adjoining county and his or her garbage is collected by another entity in a separate jurisdiction.
Opt-out forms can be obtained, in-person, by visiting the Wayne County Solid Waste Department, located on the first floor of the Wayne County Courthouse (across from the Chancery Clerk’s office), between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. The office is closed for lunch between 1 and 2 p.m., daily.
Solid waste routes run Monday through Friday
The Wayne County Solid Waste Department’s collection trucks run Monday through Friday (with the exception of holidays). It is imperative that you place your waste streetside no later than 7 a.m., the morning your trash is to be collected. Trash not placed streetside in a timely manner runs the risk of not being collected on time by the agency.
Solid waste collection is suspended for three holidays each calendar year, including Independence Day (July 4); Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day (December 25). If your waste is picked up on a day which falls on one of these holidays, your trash will be collected THE SAME DAY OF THE FOLLOWING WEEK.
Questions about the solid waste program?
For additional information about the Wayne County Solid Waste Department, contact Clerk Linda Beasley at 601-735-6276 or email her at email@example.com.