Hernando Cares About Environmental Stewardship
The city has a once-a-week-pickup curbside recycling program, as well as recycling trailers (designed for county residents who currently do not have curbside recycling and for larger items). The city also offers decorative recycling containers in the downtown area.
Hernando is a Tree City USA with an active Tree Board and development policies designed to promote environmental sustainability.
Pre-construction grading permits are required to help reduce polluting runoff and soil erosion.
In 2009 the city sponsored the second annual Sustainability Conference, bringing elected officials, land developers and civil engineers together from across the state.
In 2012 Hernando will be a beta site for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s EnHance program