Compartmentalized Trailers available for Event Recycling

Compartmentalized Trailers available for Event Recycling

The Mobile County Recycling Center has acquired compartmentalized trailers from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to facilitate the recovery of recyclable waste in our community. If you’re planning a large event and would like to incorporate green practices, consider requesting the use of one of our trailers! Here are a few benefits of adding a compartmentalized trailer to your event:  Simplifies the collection and transportation of recyclable materials.  Can be used to collect paper, cardboard, plastic bottles,…

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Secure Document Shred Days

Secure Document Shred Days

Shredding is a safe and secure way of preventing valuable information from getting in the wrong hands. The Mobile County Recycling offers on site shred days on the second Wednesday of every month from 2:00 to 5:00. Residents are able to bring files to be destroyed and watch as these documents are shredded. On shred days our portable shredder is stationed outside by the office area, right past the drop off. There is a 4box limit per person and a $5 fee per box –…

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Help Green Mardi Gras with the Eco-Team!

Help Green Mardi Gras with the Eco-Team!

The Mardi Gras Eco-Team is in its 5th year of recycling and needs your help to create a cleaner, greener carnival atmosphere! Volunteers are needed for the final four days of the Mardi Gras season, Saturday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and a variety of shift options are available. There will be recycling stations set up in Bienville Square, Cathedral Square, the new Mardi Gras Park, and Spanish Plaza marked by high flying flags to bring greater visibility…

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling

Although we’re unable to accept trees for recycling at the Mobile County Recycling Center, there will be drop off sites through out Mobile accepting them from December 26 through January 14th. The City of Mobile will be manning sites in each district to accept trees from residents at no cost. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

The holidays are the busiest season in the world of recycling as individuals unwrap their gifts and prepare meals for family and friends. Although a lot of items produced during this time can be recycled, there are some that unfortunately can’t be. The list below outlines holiday items that can’t and can’t be recycled at the Mobile County Recycling Center. For information about batteries and tree recycling please view the other posts on this page.  

Battery Collection Comes to a Close

Battery Collection Comes to a Close

The Mobile County Recycling Center is no longer able to accept batteries for recycling. The facility has been collecting and recycling alkaline and non alkaline batteries since it opened its doors in November 2014 thanks to a vendor that was accepting them at no cost. This vendor is no longer able to provide this service and, since there is no longer an outlet for this material, we have to stop the collection. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t continue to recycle batteries! There are businesses in Mobile…

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Volunteers Needed to Help Recycle at 1065

Volunteers Needed to Help Recycle at 1065

Goodwill Easterseals is a proud member of the Cleaner Greener LODA Committee, spearheaded by the Alabama Coastal Foundation. This committee has been successfully organizing the recycling efforts at Mardi Gras, Bayfest, and 1065. We are now recruiting volunteers to help recycle at 1065. Read the Media Release below to find out how you can help: Volunteers are needed to help recycle at the 1065 Music Festival set for Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1 in downtown Mobile. Volunteers will set…

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Earth Day for the Monarchs: Help Save our Pollinators

Earth Day for the Monarchs: Help Save our Pollinators

The Mobile County Recycling Center is excited to have been selected as a site for one of two butterfly gardens that the Mobile County Commission will be planting on Earth Day (4/22/2017.) Join us Saturday from 9:00-11:00 as the community comes together to plant milkweed and other vegetation that attracts and sustains pollinators. This butterfly garden will provide much needed habitat for the monarch butterflies as the make their yearly migration across the United States and into Mexico. The monarch butterfly is one of the…

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Help Green Mardi Gras with the Eco Team

Help Green Mardi Gras with the Eco Team

Goodwill Easter Seals is a proud member of the Cleaner Greener LODA Committee, created by the Alabama Coast Foundation with the intent of brining sustainable practices to downtown Mobile. The primary focus of this committee is to reduce waste at large public events, which have included 1065 and Mardi Gras. The Eco Team is currently recruiting volunteers to help recycle during the last four days of Mardi Gras, Saturday, February 25 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – a variety of shift…

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MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

The Mobile County Recycling Center hosted a  Day of Service in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday January 16th. Participating were around 25 students and faculty from the University of South Alabama and Spring Hill College. These hard working volunteers helped us manage materials coming in at the drop off, sorted plastic and paper, helped us process plastic bags, washed out bins, picked up litter, and cleaned up our office area. We are extremely grateful for their…

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