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2 Jackson recycling facilities close

Unsorted recyclables have piled up to the point debris is spilling out of their warehouses. Unsorted recyclables have piled up to the point debris is spilling out of their warehouses.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - There's no longer a place for residents to drop off their recycling in the Jackson city limits.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the two facilities that once accepted recycling are privately run and under different management, but both have the same problem: Unsorted recyclables have piled up to the point debris is spilling out of their warehouses, and the sites have been forced to shut down.

Waste Management, the company that handles the city's garbage collection, says curbside recycling is still being sorted properly, so the average Jackson recycler has nothing to worry about. But for months now the company has had to ship the city's recyclables to a processing facility 80 miles away in Sumrall, because the local facilities proved incapable of handling the task.

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