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JCJC goes green with new recycling program

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

ELLISVILLE, MS. (WDAM) - Starting Tuesday, Jones County Junior College is implementing a new campus wide recycling program.

Students and staff can simply put recyclable items like papers, plastic, and aluminum cans in 18-gallon bins. They are located in each classroom. Every week their contents will be placed in larger 96-gallon bins.

Sumrall Recycling Company will pick those bins up and carry them off to one of their centers for sorting.

Poncho James with Sumrall Recycling said, "It's real important because the younger generation really needs to understand how important it is. Our landfills are filling up and this is a great way to show and give their support to recycling."

JCJC will not have to pay for the recycling service. Officials say the college could save about 50 percent in disposal costs with this free program.

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