In November, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will partner with area organizations to sponsor recycling opportunities for discarded electronics and container glass. November 15 is also America Recycles Day, promoting the importance of recycling for the environment and the nation’s economy.
The biennial electronics recycling event is an ongoing partnership with the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, Magnolia Data Solutions, Keep Jackson Beautiful, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, the City of Jackson, and the Mississippi Recycling Coalition. It invites businesses and private residents in the Jackson Metro area to bring their discarded electronics for recycling. Electronics is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the United States, and disposal of these items often presents challenges with environmental and data security issues.
MDEQ is also cosponsoring a recycling event for container glass with Door 2 Door Recycling, the Mississippi Magnolia Chapter of SWANA, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, the Mississippi Recycling Coalition, and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. The event will accept beverage and food container glass for recycling from residents in the Central Mississippi area. Container glass is a challenging material to recycle and must be shipped to recycling facilities out of state for processing. More information is available here.