Don’t miss the Birmingham Fall City-wide Cleanup and Jefferson County household hazardous waste day

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Birmingham Clean-up volunteers. Photo from Hands ON Birmingham

Earlier this week, Bham Now  featured a story about illegal garbage dumps and rampant problems with litter within our communities in Alabama. On Saturday, October 20, between 8am to 1:00pm, you have a chance in Birmingham to combat these problems by participating in the Fall City-wide Cleanup.

City employees, residents, businesses and others are being asked to sign up to volunteer for the Keep Birmingham Beautiful City-wide Cleanup.

Here is a video of Mayor Randall Woodfin describing how you can get involved.

Volunteers should pre-register for Saturday’s event – HERE

Those who sign waivers to volunteer and participate in Saturday’s cleanup, will be entered for a chance to win a ticket to the Magic City Classic.

Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling

Along with the city-wide trash pick-up in all nine city council districts, there will also be a paper shredding  and an electronic recycling event that will take place in front of City Hall Saturday morning between 8:00am to 1:00pm.  Families are limited to three bags per household for the shred-a-thon.  Also, on that day, Birmingham residents may drop off trash at the city’s Eastern Area Landfill, for free, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The address is 2787 Alton Drive. Birmingham residents must show a driver’s license to dump at the landfill.

What “Not” to Discard

Dumpsters will be placed in the nine districts for Saturday’s event. Items not allowed in dumpsters include: motor oil, car batteries and tires, paints, solvents, household cleaners, drain openers, pesticides and compressed gas tanks such as propane and oxygen.

Gardendale and County Electronic and Household Hazardous Waste Day on October 27

If you live in Gardendale, City of Warrior and unincorporated Jefferson County, you will also have a chance to dispose of those old paints or household chemicals under your sink, at the Household Hazardous Waste Day event on Saturday, October 27, 8:30am to 11:00am at the Gardendale Civic Center.

Sponsored by the local municipalities, Jefferson County Commission and the Alabama Environmental Council, the event will also take electronics, large appliances and cooking oil.  Call the Jefferson County Stormwater Program at 325 -8741,  if you have any questions.

 

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.