Sign up for Curbside RecyclingHouseholds who choose to participate in the program will pay a one-time $15 fee and will receive two (2) curbside bins. One bin will be used for plastics #1 and #2, aluminum, and steel cans, and the other bin will be used for mixed paper. Corrugated cardboard can be flattened and placed underneath the curbside bins on collection day.
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Greenwood Leflore Recycling officially launched its recycling program March 1, 2011 and is a joint effort by the City of Greenwood and Leflore County. Currently, recyclables are accepted at four drop-off locations throughout Greenwood, and a curbside program allows residents who sign up to have their recycling picked up at their residence once a week.
Recycling helps earn money for your community. The City of Greenwood pays $32 a ton to bury garbage at the landfill. Most of that can be recycled and sold for $80 to $1,500 per ton. Recycling products rather than manufacturing them from raw materials drastically reduces pollution of air, soil, and water.
Where to Recycle
Four drop-off locations are accessible 24 hours a day. View recycling location maps for directions:
- 1500 Commerce Street (chutes at Recycling Center warehouse)
- East Claiborne near Yazoo River boat ramp (between the bridges)
- Walmart Shopping Center (behind Little Caesar's)
- Parking lot behind the Leflore County Civic Center
How to Recycle
- Read our flyer to know what items are recyclable and how to process them.
- The only plastics are acceptable are #1 and #2 bottles. All others, #3-7 plastics, unlabeled and soft plastics must go into trash.
- Rinse bottles and cans.
- Bubble wrap, Styrofoam, other soft plastics are NOT recyclable.
- Do not include plastic bags. All items should be loose in the bins. Walmart takes back shopping bags.
- Flatten all cardboard boxes to save space.
Incentives for Businesses
Recycling cardboard can drastically reduce a business dumpster rate by lowering the number of times per week your dumpster is emptied. Currently more than 100 Greenwood businesses recycle cardboard, paper, and bottles.