Starkville residents may soon be without a recycling service after the Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to indefinitely suspend the city’s recycling program due to increased costs.

In Tuesday’s board meeting, Mayor Lynn Spruill said the cost to continue with the recycling program was too high; however, she said the city was discussing the possibility of partnering with Mississippi State University to bring its campus recycling program to Starkville residents in some form.

“On the agenda for consent is to suspend the current recycling program. It’s indefinite and due to increased costs,” she said. “But, we are also exploring an opportunity to join with MSU - it has a robust recycling program - to attempt to efficiently and effectively do a better job than we have been able to do through our current program.”

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