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Since 2013, Mississippi Recycling has provided free paper and cardboard recycling to DeSoto County residents by collecting these items from the County’s fourteen drop-off locations. However, in recent years, the value of recyclable commodities has greatly decreased, resulting in increased costs for waste management entities seeking to dispose of these items. Due to increased disposal costs, Mississippi Recycling has announced that they will be suspending collection from the County’s fourteen locations.
While we are sad that this program is being suspended, we are proud of the fact that county residents still have options when it comes to recycling. DeSoto County is the only county in Mississippi that offers curbside recycling to all households. If you live in the unincorporated county, you can sign up for free curbside recycling by visiting https://www.wasteprousa.com/desoto-county/. Residents in the municipalities can contact their city hall for more information on their curbside recycling programs. In addition to curbside recycling, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors provides waste tire and electronic waste recycling. These recycling locations are:
Central Maintenance Facility- 2373 Gwynn Road, Nesbit, MS 38651
Olive Branch Maintenance Facility- 10947 Old Highway 78, Olive Branch, MS 38654
DeSoto County Administration Building- 365 Losher Street, Hernando, MS 38632
We hope that you will continue to recycle and support our efforts to preserve the natural beauty of our community. If you have any questions about recycling options available to DeSoto County residents, please contact DeSoto County Environmental Services at (662) 469-8152.