Public Works


The department is responsible for the following city services:

  • Columbus Class I Rubbish Landfill
  • Concrete repairs (drain inlets, sidewalks, curb, and gutter)
  • Dilapidated lot cleaning and House demo.
  • Fall leaf pick-up (November to April)
  • Grass cutting
  • Riverwalk Maintenance
  • Storm drainage repair and maintenance
  • Street repair
  • Street sign replacement and maintenance
  • Tree removal/right-of-way maintenance

The residential trash pick-up is a contracted service through Golden Triangle Waste Services. For problems with your trash pick-up please call 662-327-6660.

To report an issue for the Public Works department call the action center at 662-329-5147 or click here to fill out a report online.

Residential Trash Pick-Up Service

Twice a week service:

  • Monday and Thursdays - pick-up south of 5th Avenue N
  • Tuesday and Fridays - pick-up north of 5th Avenue N

Residential Rubbish / Yard Waste Pick-Up

The city's Two Boom trucks pick-up rubbish based on the following schedule:

  • Monday: Wards 1 & 2
  • Tuesday: Ward 3
  • Wednesday: Ward 4
  • Thursday: Ward 5
  • Friday: Ward 6

    *This is the normal weekly schedule pending no
    issues with personnel and/or truck repairs.
    For more information, please contact Public Works at 662-328-4481

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Limbs & Yard Waste

Limbs need to be cut to a length not to exceed 4-feet. Grass, leaves, pine straw/needles need to be placed in bags. All items must be placed within 3 to 4 feet of the edge of the road. Please do not place in city streets, curb and gutters, on sidewalks, or over drainage boxes. The schedule is subject to change because of holidays and weather conditions.

City Mosquito Program

The City of Columbus controls mosquitoes by using a larvacide pellet program. These pellets are placed in standing water to control mosquito growth and development. To request pellets be placed in standing water near the resident's home please contact the action center and provide the location where they are needed.

City Recycling

The City of Columbus has a recycling program for residents. Residents needing information on this program need to contact Waste Pro at 662-328-5528. The city does not collect or accept old tires (Please contact Waste Pro for this.)

Columbus Class I Rubbish Landfill

The landfill is located on Armstrong Road south of Town.

  • Phone Number: 662-329-5115
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday through Friday: 7 am to 4 pm (last load accepted 3:45 pm)
    • Saturday: 7 am to Noon (last load accepted 11:45)
    • Sunday: Closed
  • Cost: $21 per ton/ $10 minimum load charge

Acceptable Items

The landfill can accept the following items:

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Construction Waste
  • Tree Limbs and Vegetative Debris Created by Contractor 

Non-Acceptable Items

The landfill can not accept the following items:

  • TV's
  • Computer Hardware
  • VCR's
  • DVD Players
  • Radios
  • Microwaves
  • Buckets
  • Pressurized Metal Containers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Chemical Containers
  • Paint/Paint Buckets
  • Any Type of Batteries
  • Tires
  • Caulking Tubes
  • Household Garbage
  • Food or Drink Waste
  • Liquids
  • Sludges
  • Contaminated Soils
  • Automotive Waste
  • Gas Tanks
  • Oil Filters
  • Ash of any Kind
  • Bio/Med Waste
  • Human Waste
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Bulk Fabric
  • Tree Stumps

Hazardous Material of any kind

 For hazardous material pick up please call Golden Triangle Maintenance at 662-251-4744

If you have any questions concerning what is acceptable waste please call the landfill.