Waste Management to interrupt processing of curbside recycling in Harrison, Jackson counties

A fire at the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority recycling facility has caused Waste Management to halt processing of recycled material collected in Harrison and Jackson counties until repairs are complete.

Residential curbside collection of household garbage in Harrison and Jackson counties will continue on regularly weekday schedules.

“Recycling services are important to Waste Management and our residents in the Jackson and Harrison county communities. We will continue to collect recyclables as scheduled and hope to have the processing services back online for our residents soon,” said Michael Yarbrough, Sr. District Manager of Waste Management, Gulf Coast Area. “We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of our Gulf Coast neighbors during this time.”

“Recycling is an important part of our solid waste service, unfortunately the fire at the ECUA MRF will adversely affect our recyclable efforts for an interim period until repairs are complete,” said John L. Wilson, Executive Director of the Harrison County Utility Authority. “We look forward to getting back in full operation soon.”

“The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority fire has unfortunately impacted the Mississippi Gulf Coast recycling programs,” said Jackson County Solid Waste Director Ronda Powell. “We are continuing normal recycling collections and urge our residents to keep in the positive recycling habit.”

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