Pick It Up! Possum Town

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 The quintessential mission of the Pick It Up! Possum Town committee is to bring about and sustain a cleaner Columbus. Its efforts are not limited to picking-up trash but to keeping Columbus cleaner, more presentable, healthful, and safer for residents, visitors, and travelers for generations to come.

 As of June 28, 2022, The Pick It Up! Possum Town Committee became duly authorized to seek grants, monetary and in-kind tax-deductible donations to equip and sustain its citizen-led litter and pollution abatement initiatives on behalf of the City of Columbus by making donations payable to the Pick It Up! Possum Town Committee, in C/O the City of Columbus.

Message from Mayor Gaskin


"On behalf of the City of Columbus and its city council, I encourage all businesses, citizens, and organizations to participate and support future Pick It Up! Possum Town events. With your help, we are confident that the city and its citizens will benefit from a cleaner and safer community and its byproduct of increased tourism, business investment, and events of all kinds that choose the City of Columbus as their destination"--Mayor Keith Gaskin


Upcoming Events


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Pick It Up! Possum Town Event Flyer for Sept. 17, 2022


September 17, 2022

8:00-11:00 AM

Pitch In & Clean Up Hwy 45 North Business Corridor from the

Hwy 45/82 Interchange to Bluecutt Road

Assembly Location:

Hitching Lot Farmer's Market

For More Information Contact:

Melissa Parsons

maparsonslittercampaign@gmail.com

Pick it Up! Possum Town Volunteer Registration

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Community Involvement


Download Print Friendly Letter to Churches Here

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Business Involvement


Download Print Friendly Version of Letter to Business Owners Here

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Pick It Up! Possum Town In-Kind and Monetary Donations


On behalf of the City of Columbus and its city council, we encourage all businesses, citizens, and organizations to donate, participate, and support future Pick It Up! Possum Town events. With your help, we are confident that the city and its citizens will benefit from a cleaner and safer community and its byproduct of increased tourism, business investment, and events of all kinds that choose the City of Columbus as their destination.

City of Columbus Letter of Support

City of Columbus In-Kind & Monetary Donation Receipt


Pick It Up! Possum Town is Accepting Monetary and In-Kind Donations for the Following: 

  • Specialized Litter Service Providers
  • Mechanized Trash Pick-Up Equipment, Tools, and Safety Equipment
  • Lawncare Equipment
  • Tree & Limb Trimming Tools
  • Recycling & Repurposing Equipment, Technology, & Tools
  • Printing and Mailing Services
  • Specialized Video-Surveillance Equipment, Security Technology, and Software


Litter Prevention Tips


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Mississippi Litter Facts & Stats

MS Litter Stats Download Print Friendly Version of MS Litter Stats Here

LitterCritter FACTS


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Pick It Up! Possum Town Committee


Click here to download "Pick It Up! Possum Town" committee member contact information