Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center seeking help after robbery this week

Birmingham Alabama
Birmingham Alabama
Screenshot of the Alabama Environmental Council announcement on Facebook about a robbery at the Recycling Center – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Earlier this week, the Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) announced on Facebook that their Recycling Center had been robbed.  Here is exact wording of the post that appeared on October 3rd at 10:16am.

Our office was broken into last night. Robbers stole our power tools, cash bag, our Recycling Coordinator’s work laptop, and money that was in a locked drawer. Any donations would be very much appreciated to help us get back on our feet. Checks can be addressed to:

Alabama Environmental Council
4330 1st Avenue S.
Birmingham AL 35222

Thank you in advance
-Your friendly non profit recycling center

Last week, Bham Now wrote a profile about the AEC’s non-profit recycling center which is one of the  largest and oldest centers in the state of Alabama.

“Polish and shine” – Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center (photos) 

Other ways to donate and help support the recycling center in their time of need – donate online  or call the AEC directly at 205-252-7581 and talk to them directly about possibly donating items.

Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building

The AEC Recycling Center has been a mainstay in the Birmingham for nearly five decades.  The center processes and recycles more than 2000 tons of recyclables annually, which amounts to over 4 million pounds diverted from the landfill. Along with traditional items such as paper, aluminum and plastics, the AEC’s center is particularly known for taking items that no one else takes such as glass bottles and jars.

Contact the AEC today about ways you can help.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama’s Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama’s cancer risk and mercury standards.