Please consult the listing below for information on which materials are accepted at our locations. To recycle materials other than what is listed here, please consult our statewide search engine.
We charge a small fee to cover the costs of harder-to-recycle items.
For your convenience, pre-paid punch cards are available for purchase.
Local bars and restaurants are eligible for our twice-weekly glass bottle pickup service. Barrels are provided for glass collection and a small monthly fee covers transportation costs.
Let us pick up your paper waste. We can come as needed or on a schedule that works for you. Our fees are low and customized to your needs.
Let us help your school set up a recycling program. Introducing students to the importance of recycling encourages them to develop a lifelong habit. Bin pickup is available for Birmingham-area schools.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how our recycling center is operated, along with an overview of the recycling process itself. Contact us at (phone number or email) to arrange a tour.
Rent an Event Recycling Kit for your special events, enabling your visitors to recycle items on-site. Fees are assessed by the size of the event. Learn more.
Let our friendly staff share their knowledge of the world of recycling, from learning about accepted materials to setting up an at-home recycling station.
The Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) manages the Avondale and Bessemer recycling centers. The AEC is a statewide, nonprofit organization engaging citizens toward sustainable living and stewardship of the environment.
Nearly 2,000 tons of recyclables are processed at our centers annually. Operating costs are provided by donations and through AEC memberships.