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Jones County cleans up for Earth Week

Workers unload trash and recyclables at collection point Workers unload trash and recyclables at collection point
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

In recognition of Earth Week a large community wide recycling round up has been going on throughout the week in Jones County.

Drop off locations were spread out throughout the cities of Laurel and Ellisville and also throughout the county for residents to bring their trash, old electronics, and recyclables.

One of the locations was at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville where the Eco-Bobcats partnered with Sumrall Recycling and E-Covery to collect the items.

The roundup also involved cleaning up litter from the streets as part of the Great American Clean-up/Keep Jones County Beautiful Celebration.

"It's a very important week, not only to be aware this week, but throughout the whole year," said Alex Hodge, Sheriff, Jones County. "As people travel through our county and drive our streets it's a reflection on the citizens of the county. I challenge all our citizens to be aware that trash needs to be put in the proper receptacles."

The Eco-Bobcats also collected used clothes to donate to the Salvation Army and Good Samaritans.

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