Meridian & Lauderdale County Good Citizen Clean-Up Day is Saturday

Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 6:48 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian and Lauderdale County Good Citizen Clean-Up Day is on Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Citizens are invited to pick up litter at specified locations around Lauderdale County.

Community Development Assistant, Craig Wilkes, said everyone can get involved in making their community a cleaner and healthier place to live.

“We just have a lot of debris. There’s a lot of education that needs to happen with individuals about litter. You know what, you know how you can and cannot dispose of certain things. So, this is just a community-building activity. I think it’s really critical and we’re hoping this is the first one of four per year. Every season we’ll organize an event and we pick different areas, you know, based on need. And like I said, you can also pick your own neighborhood because your own neighborhood is your own community.” said Wilkes.

An after-party will be held at Highland Park after the cleanup is completed.

The next clean-up day is scheduled for March of 2024. Keep Meridian & Lauderdale County Beautiful looks to double its efforts and pick up two tons of trash.

To participate in the clean-up day, call Craig Wilkes at 601-485-1998 to register and to get an orange trash bag.

Site locations are listed below:
Residents in Ward 1:
  • 2906 36th St. down to North Hills St.
  • 3825 35th Ave. to North Hills St.
Residents in Ward 3:
  • Royal Rd. at State Blvd.
  • Highland Baptist Church, 3400 27th St.
Residents of Ward 4:
  • 701 26th Ave. up 7th St. to Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Merrehope, 905 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Residents of Ward 5:
  • 15th St. & 25 Ave.
  • Walmart South
  • B St. to 3rd Ave.