Laurel Recycling pays for unwanted clothes

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Recycling started a program last week for recycling clothing and it is off to a promising start.

Individuals will receive seven cents for every pound of clothing donated. The clothes will then be distributed to various locations that will sell them or shred them and make them into something new.

"This idea actually originated out of our Jackson yard," said Ben Lilley, District Manager of Laurel Recycling. "We have people there researching new commodities that we can buy and purchase to recycle. Our main business so far, up until now, has been scrap metal. Recently, we've gotten into the clothing business as well."

Only clean clothes will be accepted. Belts and shoes are welcome as well.

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