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Todd Whately

Todd Whately

Todd Whately, Street Superintendent
601-420-1520 or 601-420-1524
E-Mail: twhately@richlandms.com

As the street department we strive to maintain safe roads and right-of-ways.  We continually work to keep drainage systems clean and free of debris.  I believe we have an excellent mosquito control program with certified operators that are involved in continuing education.  These are the main services we provide our citizens.  We are and have been a major component in working with all city departments.  As the Street Superintendent I believe our city has some of the best employees and first Responders in the State.

Limb and Leaf Pickup
The city of Richland NO LONGER will be able to pick up limbs. Waste Management will pick up your yard waste on the last garbage day of the week.  “YARD WASTE” means all yard waste resulting from yard maintenance and including all wood products, tree trimmings, dead plants, dead trees or branches thereof, or other similar materials having a length not longer than five (5) feet or a diameter not greater than eight (8) inches or not weighing more than 60 pounds; and also including weeds, leaves, grass clippings, chips, shavings and sawdust or similar materials placed in Bags and tied or placed in other Containers and not weighing more than 60 pounds.
NOTE: NO LEAVES OR DEBRIS SHOULD BE PLACED IN ANY DITCHES AND BURNED…According to the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Ordinance(Article 11 Section JJ NO TYPE OF LEAVES OR DEBRIS ARE TO BE PLACED INTO DITCHES OR DRAINS. (Link to the ordinance is in development)

Culvert Installation
To ensure proper installation, City of Richland Public Works personnel will install culverts upon request. Property owners will have to come in the Public Works Department and get a Culvert Permit (at no cost to the Property Owner) Property owners also must purchase the culvert themselves and provide a suitable cover material for the installation. Please call Public Works Department at (601) 420-1520 for more information.

Culvert Permit Form

Ditching
The City of Richland will clean out culverts and ditches when drainage of city streets is compromised. To report a problem, please call the Public Works Department at (601) 420-1520.
According to the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Ordinance-(Link to the ordinance is in development)
NO TYPE OF LEAVES OR DEBRI ARE TO BE PLACED INTO DITCHES OR DRAINS.

Garbage Dumpster
You must be a resident of Richland and be able to show proof of residence. FOR RESIDENCE USE ONLY-NO CONTRACTORS (can not throw away any building materials from construction sites) The City Dumpsters are located on West Harper Street and is open Saturday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.Tires, fuel containers, flammable liquids, limbs and paint MAY NOT be dumped at the City Dumpsters.

Garbage Pickup
Each residential property owner is charged a monthly garbage fee. Pickup occurs twice a week, either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday depending on residential location. All garbage should be bagged or bundled for easy handling. Furniture, appliances, and similar household items will be picked up on your last garbage pickup day of the week (Thursday or Friday). Refrigerators or freezers must be tagged by a licensed professional stating that all freon has been removed before these items can be picked up. IF APPLIANCES ARE BROUGHT TO THE CITY DUMPSTERS LOCATED ON HARPER STREET YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE THEM TAGGED.

For special requests or more information, please call the Public Works Department at (601) 420-1520.

Pickup Schedule
Monday & Thursday:

All residents North of Harper Street and West of U.S. Highway 49
All residents South of Harper Street and East of U.S. Highway 49

Tuesday & Friday:
All residents South of Harper Street and West of U.S. Highway49
All residents North of Harper Street and East of U.S. Highway 49

Note: Garbage and trash will not be picked up on the following holidays: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day.

Collections will be made on the next scheduled pickup day.