Posts Tagged ‘recycle’

Cities teaming up to apply for recycling grant

NATCHEZ and BROOKHAVEN — The city of Natchez is partnering with the city of Brookhaven and possibly another local government to apply for a grant to start a regional recycling initiative. Natchez Community Development director James Johnston tells The Natchez Democrat Natchez, Brookhaven and possibly Wilkinson County will apply for funding from the Mississippi Department […] [...]

Lack of customers forces shutdown of recycling service

COLUMBUS — Mississippi Industrial Waste is ending its curbside recycling program. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the company has notified customers the service will end Sept. 30. “Due to the low number of customers that make up our daily routes and their geographic distances, it simply costs more to transport these materials than we receive […] [...]

Recycling facility could be fully operational next month

by Published: August 11,2013

Tags: ECO Serve Recyclers, recycle, Roger Thomas, trash, waste

JACKSON — A recycling center is again accepting paper after being shut down, and could fully reopen as soon as next month. Recent closures of two facilities had left Jackson residents without a place to drop off recyclables in the city. Jackson offers curbside recycling to houses but relies on businesses to provide drop-off locations […] [...]

University ahead of schedule on sustainability initiative

STARKVILLE — Upgrading infrastructure and making operations more efficient are two key changes that have allowed Mississippi State University to reduce its energy consumption by 37 percent. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning created the Energy Task Force in 2006 and set a goal, by 2016, for Mississippi universities to reduce their energy consumption by 30 […] [...]

Air Force base wins award for recycling efforts

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base has been named an environmental hero in Mississippi for its comprehensive recycling efforts. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Recycling Coalition chose Keesler as the recipient of its 2012 Environmental Hero Award as the state or federal government recycler of the year. The base recycled nearly 2,700 tons of […] [...]

Mill to be shuttered; nearly 80 workers affected

NATCHEZ — A Natchez plant will shut down operations at its plant near the Natchez-Adams County Port. The Natchez Democrat reports Mississippi River Pulp (formerly Mississippi River Corporation) will close down its recycled fiber mill effective Oct. 31. The closure, which company officials said is due to lack of demand, will affect 79 hourly and […] [...]

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