Post Fourth of July debris strewn along beaches in Harrison County
Clean up along Harrison County beaches started early this morning after beachgoers shooting fireworks and celebrating the Fourth of July left trash behind.
Leftover fireworks, boxes, cans and more were scattered along parts of the beach in Gulfport and Biloxi, even at the spot between Jones Park and 15th Street in Gulfport, which was supposed to be a no firework zone.
Chuck Loftis with the Sand Beach Authority tells News 25 this actually was one of the best years they’ve had as far as people picking up after themselves. “Certain areas where you had an influx of a lot of people, it might be a little bit more than what it usually is. But most people, they put their trash by one of the drums or if there wasn’t a big drum they put it in a big pile. We had dumpsters put in different locations along the beach and parking bays and people used them also.”
Harrison County Sand Beach Authority workers started cleanup this morning in the high use areas in Biloxi and are working their way west. Officials say the beaches should be clean of debris by the end of this week.