Recycling and Waste Reduction Programs

The Recycling and Waste Reduction Program is part of the Office of Pollution Control at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

The program works with municipal, county, state and federal governments, commercial and industrial facilities, military facilities, schools, institutions including colleges, universities and hospitals, and the general public. The goal of the program is to:

  • Increase the amount of recycling and composting in the state
  • Increase awareness and efforts of non-hazardous and hazardous waste pollution prevention
  • Increase awareness and efforts of buying products manufactured from recycled materials
  • Educate the public of the importance of recycling and solid waste reduction.

The Recycling and Waste Reduction Program staff works closely with numerous organizations across the state and region. Some of these organizations include Keep Mississippi Beautiful (KMB) and their local affiliates, the Mississippi Recycling Coalition and the Earth 911 Network.

Recycling in Mississippi

Recycling Directory by County

Metal Dealers

Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs)