MDEQ Promotes America Recycles Day on November 15 by Helping Sponsor Recycling Events for Electronics, Glass, Paper, Plastics, and Aluminum
(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is partnering with Jackson Metro area organizations to offer recycling opportunities for discarded electronics, container glass, cardboard, paper, plastics, and aluminum on Friday, November 15, at the Mississippi Farmers Market at 929 High Street in Jackson from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. November 15 is America Recycles Day across the country promoting the importance of recycling for the environment and the economy.
The Electronics Recycling Event is an ongoing partnership effort with the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, Magnolia Data Solutions, Keep Jackson Beautiful, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, the City of Jackson, the Mississippi Recycling Coalition, and MDEQ. The electronics recycling event invites businesses and residents in the Jackson Metro area to drop off their discarded electronics for recycling. Electronics is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the nation and disposal of these items often presents challenges with environmental and data security issues.
Coinciding with the electronics collection event, MDEQ is also co-sponsoring a Recycling Event for Container Glass at the same location and time for beverage and food container glass. Container glass is a challenging material to recycle and has to be shipped to facilities out of state for processing so special events such as this effort provide an important opportunity for recycling. While the event targets residential container glass, any business interested in participating should contact Jennifer Milner or Lynn Bradshaw with MDEQ at 601-961-5171 to discuss potential arrangements for business glass collection. The event is co-sponsored with Door 2 Door Recycling, the Mississippi “Magnolia” Chapter of SWANA, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, the Mississippi Recycling Coalition, and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.
Additionally, FV Recycling, owner of the state’s largest material recovery facility of commercial and residential recyclables, will also be on hand at the Farmers Market to collect even more materials for recycling. FV will be collecting clean and dry cardboard and office white paper; empty and rinsed PET #1 (soda and water bottles) and HDPE #2 (detergent, toiletries, milk jugs) plastic containers and aluminum cans. This event will provide a great opportunity to recycle for area residents and small businesses that may not have recycling services.
For more information on the America Recycles Day events, contact Jennifer Milner, the State Recycling Coordinator with MDEQ, or Lynn Bradshaw, the Assistant Recycling Coordinator, at 601-961-5171 or by email to and