Late this week, the AEC sent out reminders to the general public that folks can recycle their Amazon boxes at the Community Recycling Center located at 4330 1st Avenue South in Avondale.
AEC’s goal is to bring environmental awareness regarding Amazon’s Headquarters potentially coming to the city,” stated AEC’s Executive Director Felicia Buck. “Let’s increase our recycling efforts as a city to create jobs and an economic boost with a focus on benefiting the long time local citizens of Birmingham.”
Of course, you want to make sure the AEC Recycling Center is open when you bring in your Amazon boxes.
Community Recycling Center Hours of Operation:
Every Item Imaginable
Along with Amazon boxes, the AEC takes almost any item imaginable. Here is their comprehensive list:
Aluminum, Appliances, Batteries, AutomotiveBatteries (Alkaline, NiMH, NiCd, Lithium): $1 per pound, Batteries, Brass, Cans, Steel, Cardboard, Cell Phones, Cigarette Waste, Computer Monitors: $15 each, Copper, Cork, Electronics, Engines (small), Glass: $1 per 18-gallon tote (no ceramics, Pyrex, windows/doors, or mirrors), Magazines, Natural Cork, Newspapers, Paper, PaperShredded (in bags), Plastic #1 Bottles/Containers, Plastic #2 Bottles/Containers,Plastic #6 Solo Cups, Propane Tanks (empty), PUR & Brita Water Filter, Televisions: $0.50 per pound (no rear projection, wood paneling, or DLP), Textiles, Tom’s of Maine Products, Toner & Ink Cartridges
Old and Largest Non-profit Center
The Alabama Environmental Council’s Recycling Center is the oldest and largest non-profit center in the state of Alabama. Last year, they recycled nearly 4 millions pounds of recyclables.
To learn more about the Alabama Environmental Council’s recycling program and local efforts visit their website recycAL.org .