After the public works director in Jackson, Miss., claimed he was concerned recycling in the city was being sent to landfills or “accumulating until someone got it,” the city’s hauler, Waste Management, released a statement refuting those “false statements.”
WLBT reports that the city suspended the collection of recycling materials indefinitely beginning September 1. The report also notes that in a press release sent by Waste Management on September 9, Waste Management said:
“THESE RECYCLABLE MATERIALS WERE NOT LANDFILLED. At no time during its contract with Waste Management did any City employee or official raise any concern with Waste Management over whether the recyclable materials were being handled properly.”
The press release also said that recyclable materials collected on behalf of the city were delivered, stored and shipped from a separate Waste Management recycling transfer building to its recycling facility.
WLBT has more information:
Waste Management is refuting what they call ‘false statements’ made by the City of Jackson regarding its recycling services in the city.
“All curbside recyclable materials collected under the City of Jackson contract have ALWAYS been delivered to a permitted recycling facility.”
This comes after Jackson’s Public Works Director Robert Miller said he was concerned that recycling in the city was going to landfills or accumulating until someone bought it.