Jackson Trash Crisis: City ‘can not accept’ flatbeds, dump trucks carrying garbage

Published: Apr. 15, 2023 at 11:23 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The City of Jackson will not allow flatbed trucks or dump trucks to haul trash from the Metrocenter Mall trash drop off site.

This after residents who were dropping off trash using trucks were told to leave the property by workers Friday.

Residents of the capital city have been without trash pick up after the one-year emergency contract with Richard’s Disposal expired on April 1.

According to the city’s Facebook page, only trash from personal vehicles will now be accepted at the trash site in the parking lot of the mall. Only household trash can be dropped off as well.

The city has revealed the days that trash will be accepted for drop off next week:

  • Tuesday at 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday at 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday at 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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