The Alabama Environmental Council organized and still runs the oldest nonprofit recycling center in the state. It processes close to 2,000 tons of recyclables a year. 

The AEC Community Recycling Center is located at 4330 1st Avenue South, Birmingham 35222. Helpful brochures and staff are available to make the center more user-friendly. 


Click here to view currently Accepted Materials

Hours of Operation: 

Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm

Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

We are closed in observance of the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Recycling Center: (205) 252-7581 

AEC Office: (205) 322-3126

Thanks for recycling!