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Hattiesburg hopes you will recycle

Mayor Toby Barker and the City of Hattiesburg have been pushing through the month of December, encouraging residents to recycle. (Image source: Twitter/@Hattiesburg_MS) Mayor Toby Barker and the City of Hattiesburg have been pushing through the month of December, encouraging residents to recycle. (Image source: Twitter/@Hattiesburg_MS)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Mayor Toby Barker and the City of Hattiesburg have been pushing through the month of December, encouraging residents to recycle. 

Their goal is to get Hattiesburg residents to sign up for the city's recycling program. 

The cost; $3 a month added to your water bill. The payoff, according to the city, is leaving a lasting impact on the Hattiesburg of tomorrow. 

If you do not wish to recycle regularly, the city is also offering a one-day event to recycle items left from the holidays. That event will be held at Kamper Park on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon each day.

Here is a list of the things the city will and will not accept for recycling. 

What can be recycled? 

  • Aluminum Cans 

  • Cardboard boxes 

  • Magazines 

  • Newspapers 

  • Paper bags 

  • Paper towel rolls 

  • Unwanted mail 

  • Plastic laundry detergent bottles 

  • Plastic milk and juice jugs 

  • Plastic mouthwash bottles 

  • Plastic beverage bottles and caps 

  • Plastic shampoo bottles 

What cannot be recycled? 

  • Glass (of any kind) 

  • Motor oil 

  • Tires 

  • Food or liquid 

  • Plastic bags 

  • Clothing or linens 

  • Big items like wood, plastic, furniture or metal 

Follow this link to sign up for the city's recycling program: http://bit.ly/2D7sQ9z

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