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 tv's), textiles, mixed paper and cardboard a year. We helped launch state-wide curbside recycling programs, promote recycling education in schools and low-income communities, and operate a toll-free recycling hotline.

The AEC recycling center is located at 2431 2nd Avenue North. Helpful brochures and staff are available to make the center more user-friendly. 

Recycling Hotline: 205-322-3126 or 1-800-982-4364.

NEW Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-5pm.

Thanks for recycling!

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