SAVE THE DATE: February 23, 2016 at BSC

Register at this link.

Energy: Renewable & Efficient + Reliable & Economical
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Registration 8:30-9:00; Forum 9:00-3:30; 
Networking 3:30-4:30; Social 4:30-6:00 
Birmingham-Southern College, Norton Campus Center, Great Hall

Check here often for updates on the upcoming move of the Downtown Birmingham Recycling Center to its new home at 4330 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222 where it will be renamed the Community Recycling & Resource Center.

Making a Clear Difference Campaign

As of May, almost 1,600 people have responded to the Alabama Solar Knowledge (ASK) Project public opinion survey. (And if you are not among the respondents, you can correct that omission with just a few minutes of your time here!)

Mirroring national survey results, Alabamians want renewable energy such as solar and wind, hands-down. When asked, “Of the energy sources listed here, which two would you MOST prefer your utility to use more of here in Alabama?”

Glass collection for recycling has stopped temporarily at the Downtown Birmingham Recycling Center located at 2431 Second Avenue North. After Argos (formerly LaFarge NA) stopped accepting glass at their Calera cement manufacturing facility over two years ago, our only option to continue recycling glass was to attempt to transport it to markets in Georgia and Tennessee due to space and equipment limitations. There are expensive logistics of collecting, storing, transferring, and transporting glass out of state. Unfortunately, this was not sustainable and we stopped the program. 

We will be bringing glass recycling back in 2016 when the Birmingham Center is relocated! 

As many of us suffer through the final clouds of Alabama pollen, the lure of getting outdoors is irresistible, particularly with the plethora of outdoor events, festivals, and concerts. In addition to good times, such events can also produce large amounts of trash. However, with a little bit of planning and conviction, anyone can easily host a near-zero waste event. 

     

Our Business Paper Recycling Program helps these businesses, schools, and organizations to recycle hundreds of tons of paper. The next time you visit these establishments, be sure to thank them for recycling.