E-Waste: Local Government Collection Programs

Several local governments and organizations in Mississippi offer permanent drop-off locations for residents to bring their unwanted electronics. Below are the local e-waste recycling programs known to MDEQ. If there is not a program for your area, please contact your local solid waste program coordinator, board of supervisors, or city officials to see if they offer such a program. If you are a local official and have a program that is not listed below, please contact Mr. Reese Yontz either through e-mail or by phone at (601) 961-5035 to be added to the list below.


DeSoto County Environmental Services
365 Losher Street, Suite 200
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 469-8152
Website: DeSoto County Recycling Efforts

Drop-Off Locations

DeSoto County Rubbish Site, 5255 W. Sandidge Road
Olive Branch Maintenance Site, 10414 Hwy 178
DeSoto County Administration Building, 365 Losher Street

City of Jackson
Environmental Service Center
1570 Terry Road
Jackson, MS 39204
Phone: (601) 690-1193
Website: City of Jackson, Solid Waste Division
Accepts household hazardous waste including batteries, cell phones, computers, fluorescent light bulbs, and more (see website for a complete listing). Homeowner must drop-off the wastes (no contractors). No disposal fee charged to homeowners. Drop-offs are accepted only during business hours which are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the fourth Saturday of each month from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Jackson State University
Computer Recycling Program
1400 Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217
Dr. Pao-Chiang Yuan, Professor
Phone: (601) 979-8258
Fax: (601) 979-3908
Website: JSU Computer Recycling
This program accepts a large variety of computers and computer equipment. Computers are tested and working systems are given to low income families. Contact Dr. Pao-Chiang Yuan for more information.