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 recycling 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 is 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.