Hwy 7 Recycling Center Temporary Closing

The Recycling Drop Off Location on Highway 7 (near Grand Oaks) will be Temporarily CLOSED for CONSTRUCTION. The bins will be removed/pulled from Friday, February 6th – Friday, March 13th. Recyclers may use the drop off location on Molly Barr Road during closure.

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Recycling Services

Recycling drop off locations are available for residential use, one at the Municipal Center (City Shop) on Molly Barr Road beside the Police Station, a second on Highway 7 South next to Fire Station #3 and also at the Recycling Center at the City of Oxford Landfill on County Road 321 (Pea Ridge Road). Business and Industry need to use the Recycling Center on Pea Ridge Road. Bins for each recyclable: Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans and Plastic, Mixed Paper, Newspapers, and Cardboard. Here are some tips for using your Oxford-Lafayette Recycling Drop Off Locations.

Bins are available for each recyclable: Aluminum and Steel Cans, Mixed Paper, Newspapers,Cardboard, and Plastic. Here are some tips for using your Oxford-Lafayette Recycling

Aluminum and Steel Cans
All aluminum and steel cans are accepted. Most aluminum cans are viewed as soda cans; some pet food cans are also aluminum. Steel cans like food cans, shaving cream, deodorant and some pet food cans are all accepted. Please rinse all cans and put them loosely into the recycling bin (no paper or plastic bags). The recycling center has equipment that will separate the cans. No Styrofoam blocks or Styrofoam peanuts.

(look for one of the following symbols on the bottom of the package):

pete1 hdpe2
PETE #1 and HDPE #2 plastic are accepted. PETE #1 plastic examples are soda bottles, water bottles and some food containers. HDPE #2 Plastic examples are milk jugs, detergent bottles, and other food and liquid containers. The type of plastic is usually printed on the bottom or side of the item within the recycling symbol. Please put all plastic loosely into the bin (no paper or plastic bags). Please do not put any other type of plastic into the receptacle. Cans and Plastic share a bin and are sorted at the Recycling Center.

Mixed Paper

The mixed paper bin is for all types of paper other than newsprint. Examples are magazines, junk mail, paper sacks, catalogues, paper folders, envelopes, computer paper, copy paper, and non-corrugated boxes can go in this bin. Please put all paper products loosely into the bin (no plastic bags or cardboard boxes).

Clean, dry, non-bound newspaper only. Inserts that come in the newspaper are acceptable. Please put all newspaper loosely into the bin (no plastic bags).

Cardboard must be broken down to save space, one unbroken box takes space away from others.

No glass!

No styrofoam!

The recycling drop off location is for residents only. Businesses should bring their recyclables to the Recycling Center at the Landfill on County Road 321 (Pea Ridge Road).

Additional Recycling Locations


Rechargeable Batteries
Office Depot

Used Auto Batteries


Spark's Auto Parts

Old Cars and Scrap Metals:

Aldridge Scrap Metal

Morris Scrap Metal

Jay Motor

Cannon Used Cars

Used Motor Oil:



Belk Ford/Mercury


Express Quick Lube


Grisanti Rebel Motors

Shell Rapid Lube

Plastic Shopping Bags:


Used Paint:

1/2-Full gallons of GOOD paint may be donated to Habitat for Humanity at Oxford Paint Supply on North Lamar.

Toner Cartridges:

The Humane Society, on Hwy 7 South, and the Ole Miss School of Engineering (box located in front of the mail boxes in Carrier Hall).

Office Depot on West Jackson Avenue will give a $3 coupon per toner cartridge.

Contact Kathleen Jones 662-238-2606 for more information on this program.

Office Depot Recycling Brochure

Ink Cartridges:

*ONLY those with attached printheads are accepted

Office Depot on West Jackson Avenue will give a $3 coupon per ink cartridge.

Contact Kathleen Jones 662-238-2606 for more information on this program.

Office Depot Recycling Brochure

Cell Phones and Cell Phone Batteries:

Cellular South, Cingular, T-Mobile, Unicel
Cell phone batteries are accepted at Office Depot on West Jackson Avenue.

Reducing Junk Mail (paper mail)
Reduce the amount of junk mail you get by contacting the Mail Preference Service, c/o Direct Marketing Association, 6 East 43rd St., New York, NY 10017, and asking them to remove your name from mailing lists that are sold to companies.

1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688)
When you call this number, you may request to have your name and address removed from national credit bureau lists that are sold to the credit industry. The three national credit reporting agencies-- Experian (formerly TRW), Trans Union, and Equifax-- will remove your name for a two-year period from any list provided to others relating to any potential consumer credit transaction that you did not initiate. You will have to provide some personal information and follow the directions you receive from a prerecorded message. If you follow these directions, your name should be removed from these lists within five business days.

You may even ask to have your name permanently removed by requesting that the credit bureau send to you an "election form." This form, when filled out and returned by you, will remove your name and address from credit bureau mailing lists until you notify them that you want to be placed on these lists again.

Federal and state laws include many other provisions to protect consumers. Watch for future Consumer Alerts for more information concerning your rights as a consumer when seeking or being offer

If you have any questions please call 232-2745. Large quantities are accepted at the Recycling Center. If you are unsure or think it might be gross, please do not recycle it!

Volunteers are always needed.


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