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.
Back by demand... and for two days this year! Bring your extra papers, cardboard, boxes, and other recyclable items to Kamper Park on Dec. 27 and 28 between 8 a.m. and Noon for our annual stuff-a-truck recycling event! pic.twitter.com/VwTRF4WNfP— City of Hattiesburg (@Hattiesburg_MS) December 20, 2017
Here is a list of the things the city will and will not accept for recycling.
What can be recycled?
Paper towel rolls
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)
Food or liquid
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.