Curbside recycling is picking up steam in Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson (pop. 175,437), with the city’s Solid Waste Division establishing a “Recycling Team” to spike interest among residents. Curbside pickup, available after securing free recycling bins from the Solid Waste Division, is available to every household in Jackson. Best of all: Any and all accepted recyclables can be freely tossed in the bin — no sorting necessary. Jackson Mississippi recycling

Materials recycled

Paper Including newspaper, office paper, junk mail, magazines, phone books and corrugated cardboard. Plastics Bottles, milk jugs, water bottles and soda bottles (plastics #1 to #7) Metals Aluminum and steel cans


Curbside pick-up occurs every other week, coinciding with a normal garbage collection day. Recycling bins must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of pick-up at least 3 feet from garbage bins (for easy identification). Day of pick-up depends on location. A list of routes is available for reference.

Other programs

Jackson offers pick-up and recycling for air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators and tires (five or less) by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled for Wednesdays by calling 601.960.1193. Hard-to-recycle items can be dropped off at the Environmental Service Center at 1570 Terry Rd. Tuesday and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the fourth Saturday of each month. Items accepted include: indoor and outdoor paints, art paint, automotive paint, driveway sealer, flammable waxes and abrasives, lacquers, mineral spirits, spray cans, stains, paint thinner, varnishes, caulks and adhesives, propane tanks, computers and monitors, keyboards, computer accessories, printers, copiers, cell phones, automotive batteries, household batteries, rechargeable batteries, gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, photographic chemicals and fluorescent light bulbs.

More information

Visit the City of Jackson Department of Public Works website for more recycling program info.