The Alabama Environmental Council organized and still runs the oldest nonprofit recycling center in the state. It processes close to 2,000 tons of newspaper, glass, plastic, aluminum, electronics (no televisions), appliances, small engines, textiles, paper, and cardboard a year. 

The AEC Downtown Birmingham Recycling Center is located at 2431 2nd Avenue North. 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, 8am-5pm.


Recycling Center: (205) 252-7581 

AEC Office: (205) 322-3126

Thanks for recycling!