City of Oxford - Recycling
We all know that we need to recycle more. But WHY is recycling so important? Consider these reasons:
The city of Oxford has its own recycling department, under the Environmental Service Department. They have two drop-off locations and offer curbside within the city. They sort, bale, and sell their recyclables themselves.
- Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
- Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
- Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
- Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
- Saves energy
- Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
- Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States
Education is a big part of what the Recycling Department does. There are so many materials that can be recycled, but oftentimes we do not know where to take such items. In addition to information about the residential and business recycling program, their website gives drop-off locations for all the following recyclable materials: cell phones and batteries, plastic shopping bags, used motor oil, old cars and scrap metals, used auto batteries, rechargeable batteries, used paint, and toner and ink cartridges.
As with most nonprofit agencies, volunteers are an integral part of the success of the Oxford recycling efforts. If you have a group that is looking for a worthwhile project, contact Michelle Robinson via email or phone (662-232-2745). She appreciates the opportunity to engage the community in the recycling program.
Thank you to the City of Oxford Recycling Department for all your efforts to help our environment!
2020 GIVE AWARDS
The GIVE Awards recognize outstanding individual and group volunteer efforts that have made a significant difference to the state, through volunteer action in local communities. Highlighting these extraordinary acts of kindness not only honors deserving volunteers, but inspires others to follow in their footsteps.
GIVE Award recipients will be recognized at a special luncheon in Jackson on April 20. If you know of a deserving volunteer, please nominate him/her. The nomination form can be accessed here.
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2020 GIVE Awards is January 27. For more information,click here.