Support the relocation of the Downtown Birmingham Recycling Center. The Downtown Birmingham Recycling Center is about to move to Avondale where it will be renamed as Community Recycling and Resource Center. We've been working on announcing this for years and you can only imagine how excited we are to finally share! If you've followed our electronic newsletters or social media, you've gotten some glimpses of what was coming, but we're happy to share that it is official and we're aiming to be there by the end of the year.
We're bringing back glass recycling at the new site and you can be a huge help to making that happen. But wait, there's more! The new expanded site will play host to community workshops and educational programs. A little further down the road, we will open a retail space for reused goods and other items like artwork made by local artists from recycled materials.
There are additional costs in operating this new Center, and we hope you will support it. We will be charging a small fee for glass recycling. We're planning for that to be only $1 for a typical recycle bin's worth, about 18 gallons or 50 pounds. As we add other harder-to-recycle items, there may be costs associated with those, too. We'll keep it minimal to just help cover the cost of keeping those items out of landfills and getting it into local markets to provide resources to local manufacturers.