All Mississippi state agencies, the judicial branch of the state government, state higher education institutions and community colleges must establish a recycling program and a source reduction program in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Finance and Administration.
The recycling program must include procedures for collecting and storing recyclables, containers for storing recyclable materials and a contractual agreement with a buyer of recyclable materials. The regulation does not specify which materials are to be recycled.
The State will determine a method of evaluating the amount of materials being recycled and make modifications to maximize recycling rates and efforts.
Agencies are also required to establish a source reduction program for the materials commonly used in the agencies’ operations.