City leaders to suspend recycle program indefinitely

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)— Starkville city leaders will decide on suspending the city’s recycling program indefinitely.

Mayor Lynn Spruill said before the pandemic the city had a curbside pickup service, then it changed to drop-off only.


She said the higher costs may end the recycle program for good.

“It’s going to start costing us $40,000 a year and as a part of that we find that there is some confusion about whether items are really getting recycled, because there’s no longer a market,” she said.

The Starkville Board of Aldermen are looking at a possible partnership with Mississippi State University.

Spruill said their entity for recycling is willing to add the city to their pickup points.

The entity also had a second hand dealer that examines each product before its recycled, she said.

Spruill said that will make the pickup program more efficient.



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