Alabama Environmental Council promotes recycling to lure Amazon HQ2 to Bham

Photo from the Bring Amazon to Birmingham Campaign

Here is a cool twist to last week’s campaign to bring Amazon HQ2 to Birmingham – recycle your Amazon boxes at the Alabama Environmental Council (AEC).

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:


Sunday  Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm
Friday 10:00am-2:00pm
Saturday  9:00am-4pm
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

Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building
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 .

  • 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.