Hattiesburg to host recycling event for Christmas waste

Hattiesburg to host recycling event for Christmas waste

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - If you're wondering what to do with all of your used wrapping paper and other Christmas waste, the City of Hattiesburg may have be able to help.

For the first time, the city is hosting a free, "Stuff a Truck Recycling Event" at Kamper Park.

It'll be held on Monday.

The city will accept wrapping paper, paper bags, boxes and plastic.

Other types of regular household waste will also be accepted and recycled.

"Every Christmas, everybody has those big boxes out by their house and we throw it away, it goes to a landfill, it just sits there," said Marie Harris, sustainability clerk for the City of Hattiesburg. "We can absolutely recycle that material."

Hours for the "Stuff a Truck" event are from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.