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Brookhaven Recycles

Brookhaven Recycles is a recycling program for city residents. This program aims to educate and encourage residents to properly dispose of paper, plastics, aluminum cans, metals, and cardboard so that it can be reused to create new materials.

GOALS – Increase curbside recycling from its present 23% to 45% by expanding recycling efforts into municipal buildings, parks, the public library, and schools plus increased education and outreach efforts; – Increase curbside recycling tonnage by purchasing and distributing 900 recycling carts (35 gallon) for participating recycling residents.

RECYCLING TIPS FOR BROOKHAVEN RESIDENTS

WHAT TO RECYCLE

Plastic bottles and jugs #1 & 2

Note: Look for these symbols on your plastic materials.

Aluminum Cans & Metal Cans

Newspaper, cardboard, and mixed paper

Please do NOT submit acceptable materials in plastic bags.

WHAT NOT TO RECYCLE

  • Chemical containers- examples include auto fluid and pesticide containers
  • Electronic equipment of any type
  • Plastic garden hose, lawn chairs, and garbage cans
  • Plastic toys that do not contain the Plastic #1 (PETE) and Plastic #2 (HDPE) symbols
  • Glass
  • Styrofoam®
  • Plastic bags
  • Soiled paper

This program is funded by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Regional Recycling Cooperative Grant Program.

RECYCLING LOCATIONS

Residential

Curbside pickup is available for Brookhaven residents who use city issued, 18 or 35 gallon blue recycling containers.

Pickup is Monday or Tuesday depending on residential location. Times vary by location.

Various city sites

Receptacles are conveniently located at city parks and recreation facilities, municipal buildings, and throughout the downtown area for use by citizens visiting or working in or near each site. These receptacles are only accessible during operational hours of the respective sites. Willard Street Fire Station secured, monitored location; accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Brookhaven Recycles will provide education programs to inform the community on how to recycle, the benefits of recycling, and how recycling preserves our natural resources. Programs will take place at city schools and the Lincoln County Public Library. Please check this web page and the City of Brookhaven Facebook page for event announcements.

CONTACT US

Waste Pro
352 Dale Trail Brookhaven, MS 39601
(601) 990-2257

City of Brookhaven Mailing
P.O. Box 560, Brookhaven, MS 39602
patsy@bbimail.net
(601) 833-1414

SPONSORS

  • Georgia Pacific
  • King’s Daughters Medical Center
  • Reed’s Metals

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

  • Brookhaven Beautiful
  • Keep Lincoln County Beautiful
  • Miss Lou Recycles