Groups release 50th Anniversary Earth Day pledge. Also, see list of 14 local nature nonprofits

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Photo of Little River Canyon 2017 – by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Here is a little Birmingham Earth Day history.  On this day, April 22, 1990, President George H.W. Bush celebrated the 20th Earth Day at Birmingham-Southern College. The occasion?  He was presenting the college a “Point of Light Award” award and signing a national declaration supporting recycling.

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Where can you recycle your gift wrapping, boxes and Christmas tree in Birmingham?

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Recycling truck at the Alabama Environmental Council

For the first time in four decades, there will not be an Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center to drop-off all your Christmas gift wrapping and boxes.

Have no fear, there are a few additional options in the Birmingham area to recycle paper, boxes and of course Christmas trees.

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Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center will temporarily close this week. It will re-open September 1 with new hours

Mural at the Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center. Photo from the Alabama Environmental Council Facebook page.

The Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center, “RecycAL”, will be closed August 26-31 for trash and scrap removal, warehouse organization and to address the pulverized glass situation. The center will be re-opening on September 1st with new hours of operation.

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Love recycling and Planet Earth? Time to put on your Green Tie and party with the Alabama Environmental Council

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Love recycling? Now is your chance to support it! Photo from the Alabama Environmental Council

Do you love recycling? Alabama’s natural wonders? If the answer is a resounding YES, join the Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) for their 22nd Annual Green Tie Affair this Friday, April 20, 6-10pm at Sloss Furnaces.

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Recycling is one of Alabama’s most important industries for new jobs

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Employees at KW Plastics in Troy, Alabama, photo from the KW Plastics website

What are Alabama’s most important job producing industries? Automotive manufacturing or the steel industry? Perhaps agriculture and forestry? Chances are, the recycling industry would not make anyone’s list.

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Why is Birmingham so far behind in recycling?

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The Alabama Environmental Council’s (Alabama Conservancy) Recycling Center in 1991

The numbers have improved ever so slightly over the past decade. But, according to the latest Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Solid Waste Biennial Report released in 2016, Alabama recycles less than 16% of its waste. The national recycling rate is 34.3%.

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It is Christmas tree recycling time again in Birmingham

Christmas tree abandoned in front of the Claridge in front of Hanover Circle in Southside Birmingham

The Alabama Environmental Council released a list today of Christmas tree recycling drop-off sites throughout Alabama. Below are the locations in the Birmingham Metro area along with “tree-cycle” sites across the state.

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