The Glass Recycling Pick-Up Program is growing! In just the first month of operation, the program recycled over 6 tons of glass from Birmingham bars and restaurants! The next time you visit these establishments, be sure to thank them for recycling.



Since starting the Business Paper Recycling Program a year ago, we have recycled over 120 tons of paper! The next time you visit these establishments, be sure to thank them for recycling.



CONTACT:  Alan Gurganus, 205-322-3126,

                     Michael Churchman, 205-322-3126,


Alabama Environmental Council Offers Recycling Bins to Local Schools

Birmingham, Alabama –More than 3,500 classroom bins are available for more than 100 schools throughout Jefferson County as an expansion of the Recycle Alabama Campaign at the Alabama Environmental Council (AEC). These recycling bins were purchased with a 2011 Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Recycling Fund grant awarded to the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH), administered by AEC.

This is an original fashion and awareness event that proves being environmentally friendly is not only easy but always in style. This unique awareness event will be held at the trendy Aloft Hotel SoHo Square in Homewood and solely benefit the Alabama Environmental Council in their efforts to restore the Birmingham Recycling Center.

Cartons (juice, milk, etc)

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Glass collection for recycling has resumed at the Downtown Birmingham Recycling Center located at 2431 Second Avenue North with Waste Pro, a recycling partner of the Alabama Environmental Council, providing a roll-off container and helping ship the glass to regional markets to be recycled.

In honor of Keep America Beautiful's annual Great American Clean-up campaign, the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission will host an event to allow citizens to recycle their electronic waste for FREE! This event is open to everyone.

Accepted items include:

Pool Chemicals

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Lawn & Garden Chemicals

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