Zoom meeting hosted by MDEQ Waste Division

An online public hearing will be hosted on Zoom by MDEQ to solicit public comments on the proposed reissuance of the solid waste management permit for the Big River Landfill. The existing landfill is owned by BFI Waste Systems of Mississippi, LLC.  No modifications to the landfill’s previously permitted size, design, or operations are proposed in the application.

Additional project information, including the draft permit, the permit rationale, and the public notice may be found HERE.

Hearing Date: October 18, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

To register to participate in the online hearing, please complete the following information and submit the completed information.

Registrants must enter their full name, email, and indicate if they anticipate speaking during the hearing.  Registration should be completed at least 2 hours prior to the start time of the public hearing. After registration, an email will be sent to the registrant with a link to the Zoom meeting. Interested persons should be able to participate through a web browser or through the Zoom application. Only persons that are registered will have the opportunity to make verbal comments during the hearing. Persons that plan to participate using a phone line for audio must register the phone number they intend to use during the meeting so that they may be identified and unmuted at the appropriate time to offer comments.

In addition, any interested person may submit comments in writing or by email at any time during the 30-day public comment process. Written comments should be sent to Ross Williams by email ( or by mail to MDEQ, P. O. Box 2261, Jackson, MS 39225 no later than Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Ross Williams (601-961-5567 or