Curbside recycling is available for city residents. Sign up for curbside recycling on this page. Information about drop-off recycling is listed below.

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Residential Recycling

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).

Bins are available for each recyclable:
Aluminum and Steel Cans, Mixed Paper, Newspapers, Cardboard, and Plastic.

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!

Business Recycling

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).

Other items and places to recycle:

Rechargeable Batteries

Office Depot 662-238-2606

Used Auto Batteries

AutoZone:  662-234-8288 (Limit 5)
CARQUEST 662-234-7813

Old Cars and Scrap Metals:

Sims Metal Management 662-534-8072 (Located in Sherman, MS)
Morris Scrap Metal 1-800-654-6254
Jay Motor 662-236-4588
Cannon Used Cars 662-628-6232

Used Motor Oil:

Each location will accept up to 5 gallons each visit
AutoZone 662-234-8288
Belk Ford 662-234-4661
Cannon Motors 662-234-2311
Shell Rapid Lube 662-236-3696

Plastic Shopping Bags:

Wal-Mart 662-234-9131

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, McElroy Drive, 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.

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.

Cell Phones and Cell Phone Batteries:

Cell phone batteries are accepted at Office Depot on West Jackson Avenue.

Reducing Junk Mail (paper mail)

The Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Mail Preference Service (MPS) lets you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial mail from many national companies for five years. When you register with this service, your name will be put on a "delete" file and made available to direct-mail marketers and organizations. This will reduce most of your unsolicited mail. However, your registration will not stop mailings from organizations that do not use the DMA's Mail Preference Service. To register with DMA's Mail Preference Service, go to  , or mail your request with a $1 processing fee to:

Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512