Not only do we share educational messages with students and community members on the importance of stewardship, but we're leading by example to help make our local parks, schools and recreational areas cleaner.
For the six straight years, Mississippi Power employees helped kickoff the Keep America Beautiful-Keep Mississippi Beautiful event, which focuses on beautification and anti-litter efforts in communities. Through award-winning efforts, employees have built gazebos, park benches and bridges in numerous communities, as well as planted trees and shrubbery to enhance their beauty.
Because properly disposing of household waste - like paint, batteries, oil, tires and electronic waste - is one of the easiest ways to protect our families and communities, Mississippi Power employees are involved each year in a growing number of collection days throughout the service area.
Since 1995, Mississippi Power and the Harrison County Beautification Commission have teamed up to provide county residents with a free way to dispose of household hazardous waste products like paint, batteries, oil, tires and electronic waste. About 400 tons of household debris has been collected at this event over the years, keeping this waste out of landfills and local waterways.