Recycle at The Birmingham Zoo on March 6 at the Electronics Drop-off and Paper Shredding event

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It’s time to recycle. Photo via Alabama Environmental Council’s Facebook

March 6 is Electronics Drop-Off and Paper Shredding Day at The Birmingham Zoo. So load up your car and prepare to recycle! Find the details here.

Event Details

  • When: Saturday, March 6, 9-11:30AM
  • Where: The Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35233

What to Donate

Alabama recycling
Recycling truck at the Alabama Environmental Council. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Before you try and recycle everything you can get your hands on, here’s the list of items being accepted:

  • Cable boxes, modems, routers
  • Cell phones + tablets
  • Computers + laptops
  • Cords, cables, wire, chargers
  • Printers, scanners, fax machines (including ink and toner cartridges)
  • Rechargeable batteries (rechargeable ONLY)
  • Security equipment
  • Small appliances (coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, microwaves, toasters, vacuums)
  • Televisions + monitors (all types)
  • Regular paper, paper folders (5 box limit)

Wondering about those computer hard drives? Protect Recycling will be at the event to scrub and shred your hard drive.

Have questions? Call the Jefferson County Stormwater Program at 205.325.8741.

These items will NOT be accepted:

  • Binders
  • Binder clips
  • “Bulldog” clips
  • Cardboard
  • Wet paper

Collections will close when capacity is met.

Safety Precautions Will Be in Effect

The recycling event on Saturday, March 6 will be contact-free. When you arrive at The Birmingham Zoo, remain in your vehicle—volunteers will unload your car for you.

Volunteers will be required to wear masks, so play it safe and wear yours, too.

More Recycling Events Coming Up

Collect your recycling for the event on March 6 at The Birmingham Zoo. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

There are many more recycling events coming up around the Greater Birmingham Area. Mark your calendar for the following:

City of Pelham

  • When: Saturday, March 27, 9AM-Noon
  • Where: Pelham City Hall, 3162 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124

City of Alabaster

  • When: Saturday, April 10, 8AM-Noon
  • Where: Thompson Intermediate School, 1509 Kent Dairy Rd, Alabaster, AL 35007

Jefferson County

  • When: Sat, May 15, 9-11:30AM
  • Where: Center Point Satellite Courthouse, 716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Find more nearby recycling events here.

Are you ready to recycle?

Then start collecting what you have and head to The Birmingham Zoo on March 6 for the Electronics Drop-Off and Paper Shredding event.

Patience Itson
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