Recycle Right! Know the Basics
Residential Materials Accepted by Local Government Recycling Programs*
Usually Accepted by Local Programs
*Accepted materials vary by location. Contact your local government for details.
- Clean, empty, and unbagged materials ONLY.
- Look for plastic labels 1 and 2 on materials.
Not Accepted by Local Programs
Plastic grocery bags do not go in recycling bins! Instead, drop these off at local grocery stores. Contact stores for details.
Glass bottles, paper cartons, and aluminum pans are sometimes accepted by local programs.
Publication 3913 (POD-06-23)
By Sherry Bell Surrette, PhD, Associate Extension Professor, Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center.
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