Items to Recycle

There are 4 Recycling Centers

The locations for the Recycling Centers will be as follows:
  1. Soccer Complex — Longfellow Drive, Bay St Louis
  2. 688 Hwy 90, Bay St Louis
  3. 301 Coleman Ave, Waveland
  4. 5000 Diamondhead Drive, Diamondhead

Please see below for the list of materials that are acceptable for Recycling and the list of materials that are not accepted by the Recycling Processing Plant.

Please make sure not to put any glass or plastic bags in the recycling centers. These items are not accepted by the Recycling Process Center and are considered to be contaminated waste.
NO GLASS
NO PLASTIC BAGS

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

1
2
3
4
1

Cardboard

2

If you do not see a 1 or 2 on the plastic – do not put in recycling.

  • Soft Drinks
  • Mineral Water
  • Fruit Juice
  • Cooking Oil
  • Milk Jugs
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Laundry Detergents
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Shampoo Bottles
  • Washing Soap
3

Paper

  • Mixed Office Paper
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Newspapers
4

Aluminum Food & Beverages

Need more details on what materials are recyclable? Click on a list item below to expand and read more details and some examples of each.

(Yes, all those Amazon boxes!)
  • Mixed Office Paper
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Newspapers
  • Shredded Paper (must be loose or in clear bag)
  • Paper Bags Only

If you do not see a 1 or 2 on the plastic – do not put in recycling.

  • Soft Drinks
  • Mineral Water
  • Fruit Juice
  • Cooking Oil
  • Milk Jugs
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Laundry Detergents
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Shampoo Bottles
  • Washing Soap

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

1
2
3
4
1

Ferrous metals, larges sheets for tin or aluminum

2

No glass will be accepted.

3

Plastics Numbered 3-7

  • PVC – pipes, pool liners, supply jugs, twine
  • LDPE – ziplock bag, grocery bags, bread bags, trash bags, six-pack rings, lids for containers
  • PP – diapers, margarine containers, straws, juice bottles, party cups, medicine bottles, sealable food containers, reusable cups
  • PS – plastic utensils, coffee cups, yogurt containers, to-go containers, trays
  • PC – baby bottles, CDS, safety glasses, headlight lenses
4

Organic Waste
(Food waste or liquids)

Need more details on what is non-recyclable materials? Click on a list item below to expand and read more details and some examples of each.

  • PVC – pipes, pool liners, supply jugs, twine
  • LDPE – ziplock bag, grocery bags, bread bags, trash bags, six-pack rings, lids for containers
  • PP – diapers, margarine containers, straws, juice bottles, party cups, medicine bottles, sealable food containers, reusable cups
  • PS – plastic utensils, coffee cups, yogurt containers, to-go containers, trays
  • PC – baby bottles, CDS, safety glasses, headlight lenses

  • Ferrous metals, larges sheets for tin or aluminum

Metal Waste - non recyclable

Food waste or liquids.

No glass will be accepted.

Plastic containers come with a number printed on them ranging from one to seven. This number is used to identify the type of plastic used in the creation of the product. Not all plastics are recyclable. There are numerous plastic-based products that cannot break down and cannot be recycled. For example, if a plastic container has a number three printed on the bottle, that indicates that the water bottle has been made from polyvinyl chloride. If the plastic container has a number five, it means that it’s been made of polypropylene. Both Polyvinyl chloride and polypropylene are two materials that are not accepted by most public recycling centers.

We’ve provided a visual below to help better understand the difference between the plastics.

Plastic Recycling Codes