Hancock County Solid Waste
Tax Assessors Office 228.466.5791
Thank you to the Hancock County Resident who reported this violation. Additionally, we extend our gratitude to the Road Department and its employees who did such a fantastic job of cleaning up the garbage.
If you are aware of a similar violation, please call 228.467.4157 to report it. Every cleanup project we complete helps our office of achieving its goal of a beautiful and clean Hancock County.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. If your garbage is not picked up or you have a question about pick-up, who should I call?
Please call Dawn Malley @ 228.549.2052.
2. If I have a garbage billing question, who should I call?
Please call the Tax Assessors Office @ 228.466.5791.
3. Where can I dispose of tire?
Presently, there are 2 locations in Hancock County.
North Barn: 18382 Hwy 43, Kiln, MS
South Barn: 6284 Lower Bay Road, Bay St. Louis, MS
A homeowner is allowed to drop off a maximum of 25 tires per year.
4. Where can I dispose of my TV?
It is recommended to store hazardous waste until the Hancock County Hazardous Waste Day if possible. The exact date of the Hancock County Household Hazardous Waste Day is announced each fall.
5. Where can I dispose of old furniture?
Waste Management will accept these items. Place items at the street curb on regular garbage pick up days.
6. Where can I dispose of old paint?
Old paint containers can be taken to King Landfill for disposal throughout the year. If you are unable to visit King Landfill, please store the paint containers for proper disposal at the Hancock County Hazardous Waste Day.
7. Where can I dispose of old propane tanks?
Magnolia Gas accepts 5 gallon and 7.5-gallon propane tanks for recycling.
Address: 12351 Vidalia Road, Pass Christian, MS
8. Where can I dispose of my old computer and other electronics?
It is recommended to store hazardous waste until the Hancock County Hazardous Waste Day if possible. The exact day of the Hancock County Household Hazardous Waste Day is announced each fall.
9. Where can I dispose of my old refrigerator?
Waste Management will pick-up refrigerators for recycling.
For disposal of a refrigerator, you must first have the Freon removed by a certified technician. The unit must be tagged showing the certified removal of the freon gas.
Once removed, please call waste management to schedule a pickup time the item.
10. Where can I dispose of engine oil?
Most auto parts stores will accept uncontaminated oil for recycling.
These stores will not accept engine oil that is contaminated with water or other debris.
11. Where can I dispose of batteries?
Most auto parts stores will accept different size batteries for recycling.
Additionally, many auto parts stores offer rebates for each battery core recycled.
Please check with the auto parts store for full details on their battery recycling program.
12. Where can I dispose of chemicals labeled poisonous?
Please store hazardous waste until the Hancock County Hazardous Waste Day.
13. What should I do if I am not sure whether an item is hazardous waste or not?
It is recommended to store these items until they can be recycled at the Hancock County Hazardous Waste Day.
If you are unable to find information here concerning your item, please call the Solid Waste Resource Officer for further information and details.
14. Where are the recycling dumpsters located?
- 3068 Longfellow Road, Bay St Louis – Famer’s Market Location
- Main Street, Bay St Louis – Behind City Hall
- 301 Coleman Avenue, Waveland – Behind City Hall
15. What items can I place in the recycling dumpsters?
- Empty Cans
- Aluminum Foil
Corrugated Cardboard Boxes
- Please flatten, cut down, or fold to a size of no more than 4′ x 4′ flattened. Staples and tape do not need to be removed.
- Clear food jars & bottles
- Color food jars & bottles
- Beverage jars & bottles
- Please rinse & remove any food and contents before recycling. Labels, rings, and lids are acceptable.
- All drink boxes and milk/juice cartons.
- Including catalogs and printed material with glossy pages.
- Brown paper bags
- Junk Mail
- Copier paper
- Shredded paper
- Pizza Boxes
- Cardboard egg containers
- Paper towels & toilet paper rolls
- Cereal & shoe boxes
- Includes all paper that is distributed with or a part of general circulation newspapers.
- With the recycling symbol #1-7
- HDPE containers such as beverage bottles, dishwashing soap bottles, shampoo bottles, plastic milk jugs, and detergent bottles
Steel & Tin Cans
- Please rinse or remove contents
- Empty aerosol cans
Hancock County Regional Solid Waste Management Authority
King Landfill located at 8100 Bayou LaCroix Road (228-216-5061).
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Saturday
Hancock County residents providing proof of residency are allowed to bring directly to King Landfill 10 cubic yards of approved waste free each month. Residents will pay $5.00 for each additional cubic yard of material over the 10 cubic yards limit.
Acceptable Waste Items
- Construction & 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 for refrigerators
- Plastic, glass, crockery, and metal, except containers
- Sawdust, wood shavings, and wood chips
Prohibited Waste Items
- Any waste listed above contaminated by a possible pollutant, such as food or chemical
- Household garbage
- Food or drink waste or liquids from said container
- Industrial waste, unless specifically approved by the OPCI
- Contaminated soils
- Paint or paint buckets
- Oil containers and chemical containers
- Any metal, glass, plastic or paper container unless specifically approved by the OPCI
- Fabric unless specifically approved by the OPCI
- Paper wastes, unless specifically approved by the OPCI
- Engines or motors
- Refrigerators, freezers, or air conditioners
- Whole tires
- Cut or shredded tires, unless specifically approved by the OPCI
- Toxic or hazardous waste
- Asbestos and asbestos containing material
- Medical waste
- Televisions, computer monitors, and microwaves
- No electronics of any kind
- Other waste which may have an adverse effect on the environment