Recyclable and Non-Recyclable Materials

The Southern Miss Recycling program does NOT accept the following materials:

  • Styrofoam
  • glass
  • plastic bags/film
  • Books


Examples of accepted materials

Paper Allowed

  • newspaper
  • magazines/catalogs
  • printer paper (white and colored)
  • notebook paper


Plastic Allowed
Please rinse if possible.

  • jugs (milk, water, juice, etc.)
  • tubs (butter tub, yogurt container, etc.)
  • bottles (water, soda, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc.)


Cardboard Allowed                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Please flatten all cardboard

  • corrugated cardboard
  • boxboard (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.)       


Metal Allowed
Rinse containers first. Anything steel and aluminum.

  • aluminum  (soda cans, pet food cans, clean pie plates and foil, etc.)
  • steel  (soup/vegetable cans, empty aerosol cans, etc.)


Miscellaneous items

Please place these items next to the recycling can, not inside it.

  • alkaline batteries (A, AA, D, etc.)
  • empty ink cartridges from printers


Computers or other E-Waste recycling materials

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