What and Where Can I Recycle in My Area?

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Image for Earth DayApril 22 is Earth Day. Recycling, re-purposing, and reusing items in different ways is as much a part of me as breathing and walking. I cringe when I see recyclables tossed in the trash or when the recycle bin is used inappropriately. If food waste or glass is tossed into a bin, the entire batch is contaminated, so it's important to recycle responsibly. 

 

Do you recall a few weeks ago when a beached whale washed ashore with over 48 pounds of plastic waste inside its body? This is not an isolated incident. Have you ever been boating and someone casually tossed a bottle or can into the ocean or lake? Let's do better. We can all take steps to reduce our ecological footprint.

 

Before you recycle or toss an item away, think for a moment if the item can be up-cycled, used for a kids craft, used for storage, etc. Can the item be rinsed and reused? Can it be donated? Can it be reinvented? Pinterest has THOUSANDS of ideas for giving new life into once cast aside items. Try to re-purpose before you toss.

 

When it's time to recycle, please do so responsibly.

 

Following is information for recycling in Madison, Rankin, and Hinds County, MS:

 

  • In Brandon and Rankin County, MS, Waste Management is our solid waste and recyclable service provider. Although they do not offer curbside recycling, compacting, single stream recycle bins are located in several areas of the county. One location is at 710 Marquette Road in Brandon. Two bins are located near the Ross Barnett Reservoir, one behind the Reservoir Fire Department and Community Complex on Spillway Road, Brandon, while the other is at Fire Station #3 Northshore at 605 Church Road, Brandon. 
  • The City of Madison, MS provides weekly curbside recycling. Visit The City of Madison website.

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Waste Management recycles cardboard, magazines, office paper, brown paper bags, newspapers, flyers, paperboard, cardboard, dairy and juice containers, junk mail, phone books, plastic bottles & containers, aluminum cans, aluminum foil, pie tins and tin or steel cans. Glass is not allowed. Crush all plastic containers, aluminum and metal cans. Flatten cardboard. Remove all food waste (rinse).

 

For more information on where to recycle in your area, contact the city or county agency where you live. If there is no program where you live, check with your school, church, or local government agency about starting one.

 

Be Kind to Mother Earth! Stay Green.

 

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Pat - this Saturday is our Town's clean up day and everything will be taken for recycling.

Apr 22, 2019 10:42 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Great PSA, Pat... thankfully, our County makes recycling simple for us on the whole.

Apr 22, 2019 10:58 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Pat - a smart post on any day but especially on/for Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2019 11:02 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Earth Day should be every day. Your post is timely and smart. 

Apr 22, 2019 11:55 AM #4
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George Souto
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Pat this is good information to provide to all your Buyers when they purchase a home.

Apr 22, 2019 03:06 PM #5
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Leif Price
Spot Color Marketing - Portland, OR
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Learned to repurpose some plastic drinking bottles. Good to know some of the places that take steps for nature preservation. 

Apr 22, 2019 07:22 PM #6
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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In Rankin County, our Spring clean up week is April 29-May 4. I'm happy to know your family participates in the clean up day Grant Schneider.

Apr 22, 2019 07:45 PM #7
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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If it were simple, I believe more households would participate Nina Hollander. I've done what I can to encourage recycling and will continue to do so.

Thanks Michael Jacobs It's a worthwhile topic.

Apr 22, 2019 07:47 PM #8
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Thank you friend! I agree completely. Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Thank you George Souto for your ongoing support. :-)

Apr 22, 2019 07:48 PM #9
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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Leif Price - Yay!!!! If you look, you'll find lots of uses for recyclables, or ways to repurpose, which is what I love to do. I give away a lot of house plants, and sometimes those tender cuttings are rooted in rinsed and reused coffee cans. :-)

Apr 22, 2019 07:51 PM #10
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Pat -- you've shared an important message, and today is the right day, too.

Apr 22, 2019 07:51 PM #11
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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Thanks, Lottie Kendall. I must have been a tree hugger in an earlier life. It's an important topic for me.

Apr 22, 2019 08:09 PM #12
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I find it easy to recylce, as I have a barrel that I can set up weekly to be picked up.  I tend to have more recycle than I do trash, which is probably a good thing!

Apr 23, 2019 06:50 AM #13
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I'm proud of you Brian England. It's a GREAT thing to have more recycling than trash. Now your assignment is to encourage others in your market to do the same. :-)

Apr 23, 2019 10:21 AM #14
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Pat I remember writing and participating about Earth Day many years ago... now it is just another day for me and we act and behave as if it was Earth Day every day, Endre

Apr 23, 2019 11:05 PM #15
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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We are fortunate in my community.  We have recycle bins that are picked up curbside every two weeks.

Apr 24, 2019 03:45 AM #16
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Every day is Earth Day for me, too, Endre Barath, Jr. But I want to encourage others to respect Mother Earth, too. Thank you!!

You are lucky Myrl Jeffcoat that your community has curbside. I've been advocating for it for years.

Apr 24, 2019 07:14 AM #17
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