Leaf, Limb and Non-Household Waste Collection

About

The Department of Road Management provides a free pick-up service for disposal of leaves, limbs, and other non-household waste items(please review acceptable and non-acceptable items below.) This service is for residents in the unincorporated area of DeSoto County. Leaves must be bagged and limbs must be lengths no longer than 4 feet. Please place items at the roadside for pick up. We have 6 trucks in service daily. Each truck runs their specified route allowing every resident to have pick up every 7 to 10 business days.  Pick up days vary depending on the demand. Spring time brings larger amounts of rubbish causing extended pick up times.  Each resident has the option to haul their rubbish to a Rubbish Pit for free. This allows residents 4 free visits per month. Locations listed below:

DeSoto County Rubbish Pit: 5255 W. Sandidge Road, Olive Branch 

Starlanding Rubbish Pit: 9353 Starlanding Rd, Lake Cormorant  

DeSoto County does not pick up for commercial tree services. They are responsible for hauling away trees they cut down.

The following is the list of acceptable and non-Acceptable items for curbside pickup in the unincorporated county:

Acceptable Items

Household Items

  • Clothing
  • Equipment
  • Furniture

Demolition or Construction

  • Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Gravel
  • Lumber
  • Steel
  • Wire

Bulky Waste

  • Bicycles
  • Lawnmowers
  • Metal
  • Metal 55-gal drums
  • Tires
  • TV's
  • Computer Monitors

Roofing

  • Plywood
  • Rubber
  • Shingles
  • Steel

Composting

  • Grass Clippings (must be bagged)
  • Leaves (must be bagged)
  • Limbs (Not over 4 feet Long)
  • Pine Needles (must be bagged)
  • Sawdust (must be bagged)
  • Trees (Not over 4 feet Long)

Appliances

  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Refrigerators/Freezers (only if Freon has been removed)
  • Washers/Dryers

Non-Acceptable Items

Household Garbage

  • 5-gallon buckets
  • Baby Diapers
  • Batteries
  • Bottles
  • Caulk Tubes
  • Cups
  • Drink Cans
  • Feed sacks-dog, cat, horse, etc.
  • Freon Tanks
  • Food
  • Glass
  • Horse or stall pickings
  • Kitchen Pots or Pans
  • Milk cartons
  • Oil Cans
  • Paint Cans
  • Plastic Jugs
  • Propane Tanks
  • Spray cans

Electronics

  • Computers
  • Copy Machines
  • Microwaves
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • VCRs

E-Waste Disposal 

Electronic Waste can be disposed of at the following three locations:

  • DeSoto County Rubbish Facility - 5255 West Sandidge Road, Olive Branch (Monday -  Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 8 am to 2 pm)
  • Juvenile Justice Center - 311 West South Street, Hernando (24 Hours)
  • Olive Branch Maintenance Shop - 10414 Hwy 178, Olive Branch (Monday - Friday 7 am to 4:30 pm)

Contact

For information regarding recycling and/or hazardous waste disposal, contact the DeSoto County Environmental Services Office at 662-469-8152.