Curbside recycling pickup set to resume in Birmingham on June 7

Birmingham recycling center
Birmingham Recycling & Recovery center in Avondale (Caroline Barr/Bham Now)

Curbside recycling is back in Birmingham!

The City of Birmingham announced the return of curbside pickup after devastating fire halted the program for nearly a month..

Services will resume Wednesday, June 7.

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Curbside Pickup

It’s been a month! Let’s remember a few things about recycling and curbside pickup.

As we know, Birmingham curbside pickup is provided the first and third Wednesday of every month. Check with other cities that use Birmingham Recycling & Recovery for their curbside pickup dates.

In case you forgot, here’s a list of recyclable materials accepted:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Jugs/jars with #1 or #2 recycling symbol
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel/tin cans

Make sure items are clean and dry. Only #1 and #2 plastics are accepted.

The Fire and Recovery

Avondale Fire
Birmingham Recycling and Recovery Fire, May 4, 2023 at 9:43PM (Sam Modder)

At the beginning of May, as reported by Bham Now, Birmingham Recycling & Recovery experienced a devastating fire in Avondale. Most of the damage was contained to the warehouse, allowing the processing plant to stay intact. Just two weeks later, the company was able to restart much of its operations (delaying a few services) and reopen on May 30.

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