In Hattiesburg, recycling is a community value. It allows us to add to Hattiesburg’s story today and leave a lasting legacy for the Hattiesburg of tomorrow. Recycling at home is easy and can be accomplished by simply placing all recyclable items in the blue cart instead of the brown cart.

Why recycle?

New products can be manufactured from recycled materials, which lessens our dependence on limited natural resources. Additionally, when we recycle, we prevent reusable materials from ending up in a landfill where they become contaminated and cannot be extracted and reused.

Help us write the next chapter in Hattiesburg’s story by setting a new standard.

What can be recycled?

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Paper bags
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Unwanted mail
  • Plastic laundry detergent bottles
  • Plastic milk and juice jugs
  • Plastic mouthwash bottles
  • Plastic beverage bottles and caps
  • Plastic shampoo bottles

What cannot be recycled?

  • Glass (of any kind)
  • Motor oil
  • Tires
  • Food or liquid
  • Plastic bags
  • Clothing or linens
  • Big items like wood, plastic, furniture or metal

Note: If these items are seen in your cart during pick-up, we will not be able to collect your items.


Message from Mayor Toby Barker:

What is the recycling pick-up schedule?

  • Ward 1 – Monday
  • Ward 2 – Tuesday
  • Ward 3 – Wednesday
  • Ward 4 – Thursday
  • Ward 5 – Friday

How do I set a new standard for my household?

Hattiesburg’s recycling program is a fee-based, voluntary program. For an additional $3 a month on your water bill, you will receive a blue rolling cart and a welcome kit. If you would like to sign up today, fill out the form below.