Residents in Rankin County now have the opportunity obtain curbside collection services for their household recyclable materials. Door-2-Door Recycling is a new local "mom and pop" startup company in Rankin County offering subscription based curbside recycling to residents, collecting materials every other week. The company's current services include a one-time set-up fee of $25 that provides the resident with an 18-gallon recycling bin. Current subscription plans range from $21 for a 3 month subscription to $80 for a 12 month subscription. The company offers collection of a variety of residential recyclables including: cereal and food boxes, cardboard boxes, newspaper, mixed paper (including junk mail), books and magazines, steel and aluminum cans, all plastic containers (except for automotive and pesticide containers), glass bottles (except jugs), and used cooking oil. For more information or to subscribe to the curbside collection service, Rankin County residents should visit Door-2-Door's website or call 1-888-564-7764.
Looking for ways to help spread the word of the importance of composting during International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)? The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) has made it easy by providing an online toolkit which offers many options for promoting the benefits of composting. This year's ICAW theme is Compost: The Solution to Sustainable Soil and Water and the event will be held May 5-11. So go ahead and start making your plans today for ICAW using the link above and by reading on for additional tools, tips, and links from the U.S. Composting Council!
Resource Recycling reports that the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) is seeking proposals from qualified qualified firms for HDPE pesticide container collection and recycling services in one of more of the following 19 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. For more information or to obtain an RFQ, contact Ron Perkins. The ACRC is a not-for-profit organization that works to facilitate the collection and recycling of one-way rigid HDPE plastic agricultural crop protection, specialty pest control, animal health, micronutrient/fertilizer, and/or adjuvanant product containers.
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition wishes to feature as many of Earth Day events throughout the State of Mississippi as possible. Therefore we ask that if you are hosting, sponsoring, or participating in an Earth Day event, please contact us to have the event reviewed for inclusion here. As we receive additional information on events, this listing will be updated.
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.