This year's Mardi Gras celebration ended with a little lagniappe, Zero Waste Solutions, Mark Dunning Industries, and Keesler Air Force Base teamed up to clean up all of the beads remaining along the parade route after the D'Iberville Mardi Gras Parade. The team of volunteers, who followed behind the last float, collected more than 1,700 pounds of beads. The beads collected were donated to Gulf Coast Industries in Gulfport, MS.
Keep the Reservoir Beautiful (KRB) has announced that their annual Project Rezway fashion show will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Mississippi Craft Center. This annual event features clothing created from mostly recycled materials. After the runway show, there will be a reception with drinks and hors d'ouevres. Proceeds from the event will go towards KRB's cleaning and greening efforts around the Ross Barnett Reservoir. For more information on tickets or how to enter the contest, please visit the KRB Project Rezway page.
Attorney General Jim Hood, Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman, Cintas, Magnolia Data Solutions, BancorpSouth, ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, Better Business Bureau, and the Mississippi State University Extension Service have announced Mississippi's 8th Community Shred Day. The purpose of the event is to promote consumer protection and awareness of identity theft. Individuals are invited to bring up to 5 bags or boxes of sensitive documents to be shredded for free courtesy of Cintas and BancorpSouth. Additionally at the Jackson collection site, Magnolia Data Solutions will be available to collect and destroy computer media (coupons will be handed out at other events for free disposal at Magnolia Data Solutions' facility in Jackson, MS). No businesses please! For locations and times, please see below.
The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and the Mississippi Recycling Coalition in conjunction with several other sponsors are offering a Business Electronics Scrap Collection Day on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Mississippi Farmer's Market (929 High Street, Jackson). Please not that this is a date change from our previous announcement.
Madison County and Waste Management have recently included the Lost Rabbit development into the County's curbside recycling program. Robbie Wilbur, a resident at Lost Rabbit, contacted the County several months ago about the lack of recycling in the neighborhood which is just outside the Madison city limits. He was told to gather signatures on a petition from residents to show a commitment from the residents, and then recycling could commence.
In January the petition of the Lost Rabbit residents was completed, and recycling bins were dropped off for residents the first week of February.
"I want to thank Vickie Miller with Madison County and our supervisor John Bell Crosby, for their prompt and courteous response to our request for recycling. They moved very quickly, and my neighbors are elated to have curbside access," said Wilbur.
Wilbur also encouraged those who live in Madison County, or any location in Mississippi, and don't have recycling to contact their local government to request considering having the service offered.
- 2014 Coca-Cola/KAB Bin Grant Applications Being Accepted
- Dr. Pepper Snapple/KAB 2014 Park Recycling Bin Grant Applications Being Accepted
- EPA Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
- Steve Levetan Receives the 2013 Automotive Recyclers Association President's Award
- Strategies for Safe Recycling of Used Fluorescent Bulbs