AEC: All plastics now accepted

02.27.2008 by André Natta · → 3 Comments

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AEC logoArea recycling enthusiasts should be quite happy with this announcement by the Alabama Environmental Center.  Beginning this past Monday they are now accepting all plastics, #1-7.

Previously the plastics had to have a screw-on lid, so you couldn’t take in frozen entree trays, most kitty litter bins and things like that because different processes were required to recycle them.

Just in case you need a reminder about what items are accepted at the drop-off center in downtown Birmingham, click here to see the list. You can also check out this page to learn more about Birmingham’s current curbside program or here to watch a video explaining your options.

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phrancescot
phrancescot

Unfortunately, due to changes in processing and operations, the AEC only takes #1 and #2 plastics now...BUT the Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) recycling center in Birmingham is the ONLY place in the metro area where you can recycle glass and the only option for many others who do not have the luxury of curbside pickup to recycle their mixed paper, newspaper, cardboard, glass, plastic #1&2, steel and aluminum cans, computers, ink cartridges, cell phones and other electronics. Please support the AEC as they are a non-profit organization and depend on contributions from members and patrons to continue to offer this valuable community service. If you live in the area and are a patron of the AEC recycling dropoff center, feel free to contact your local political leaders and let them know how valuable this service is to you and solicit their support as well. www.aeconline.org

Hope
Hope

What good news. Have been recycling since long before "green" became popular. Don't even have a disposal because stuff gets composted. Started taking glass to AEC when the City stopped accepting it. (To be fair, the City started taking mixed paper when it stopped collecting glass.) But being able to recycle all that "other" plastic is great. Hope people make use of this.

Hope
Hope

What good news. Have been recycling since long before "green" became popular. Don't even have a disposal because stuff gets composted. Started taking glass to AEC when the City stopped accepting it. (To be fair, the City started taking mixed paper when it stopped collecting glass.) But being able to recycle all that "other" plastic is great. Hope people make use of this.