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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, and cans.
  •  Magnetized labels allow the trailers to be configured to best fit your needs.
  •  Clear stream containers can be reserved along with the trailer to increase accessibly to recycling at your event.
  •  Materials will be weighed once received so you can track your impact!

Reservations can be made by calling 251-375-4527 or by filling out this form: Trailer Booking Form. Once completed the form can be emailed to sara@gesgc.org or brought to the Mobile County Recycling Center.

In order to cover the cost of transporting the trailer to your event, a quote will be provided once your request is processed.

Questions? Call 251-375-4527 or email sara@gesgc.org.

 

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 – staples, paperclips, and folders do not need to be removed. In the event of rain we will post on this website and on our Facebook page to announce an alternate date. This is a new service being offered, so keep an eye out for any changes in procedures. If you have any questions please call 251-375-4527.

 

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 to the area. Parade-goers are encouraged to recycle their plastic bottles and aluminum cans at these locations, at additional recycle containers placed throughout downtown Mobile, and during the parades when the Eco-Team rolls by with their recycle carts. To learn more about this opportunity and to sign-up to volunteer, click here.

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 that are currently accept them residents. Here is a list of businesses and what they currently accept:

Battery Source

  • Address: 1704 West Interstate 65 Service Rd S, Mobile, AL 36693
  • Phone Number: (251) 665-9002
  • Accepting: all batteries

Battery Shop Recycling

  • Address: 1550 West Interstate 65 Service Rd S, Mobile, AL 36693
  • Phone number: (251) 287-5564
  • Accepting: all batteries

Batteries and Bulbs

  • Address: 3653 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608
  • Phone number: (251) 517-0196
  • Accepting: non alkaline batteries (rechargeable) at no cost; alkaline batteries at $2.25/lb

Lowes

  • Address: all locations
  • Accepting: non Alkaline batteries (rechargeable)

Home Depot

  • Address: all locations
  • Accepting: non Alkaline batteries (rechargeable)

 

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 up and pick up recycling containers each day of the festival, empty the containers, and carry bags of recyclables to onsite trailers.

“This year’s effort will be a little simpler than years prior because we no longer need to sort recyclables,” said Valerie Longa, Eco-Team Coordinator for a Cleaner, Greener LoDa. “Thanks to the City’s single stream recycling, it will be easier than ever to recycle plastic and aluminum at the event.”

The 1065 Music Festival is a free event that welcomes the public to enjoy the outdoors and listen to nationally known artists. Blue clear-stream recycling containers will be placed throughout the festival grounds next to trash cans, and everyone attending the festival can help keep the event clean by disposing of plastics and aluminum cans in the proper containers. “Our guests appreciate the opportunity to listen to music in a clean environment, and we appreciate the efforts of volunteers helping to recycle festival materials,” said 1065 coordinator Amy Baldwin with Gulf Distributing Holdings, LLC. “1065 wants to extend a huge thank you tothe Alabama Coastal Foundation and Thompson Engineering for funding this initiative for our community.Everyone’s collaboration makes this event a success.”

Thompson Engineering is sponsoring this year’s recycling effort through a grant from the Thompson Foundation. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will provide its recycling trailers to store and transport materials. Additionally, they will be set up in Cathedral Square conducting outreach and handingout fun swag. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate; volunteers will receive an Eco-Teamt-shirt. Interested volunteers can sign up at the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s website at: www.joinACF.org .

This effort is an initiative of the Cleaner, Greener LoDa Committee led by the Alabama CoastalFoundation and key partners include: Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel, City of Mobile (Special Events,Environmental Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Works), Downtown Mobile Alliance, Keep Mobile Beautiful, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Mobile Carnival Association, Mobile County Recycling Center operated by Goodwill Easter Seals, and the Mobile County Health Department. For further information about 1065’s Eco-Team and Volunteering please contact vlonga@joinacf.org or call 251-990-6002.

1065 Eco-Team Poster 2017

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 most recognizable species in North America and it’s in trouble. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, habitat loss and fragmentation has occurred throughout the monarch’s range. Pesticide use can destroy the milkweed monarchs need to survive. A changing climate has intensified weather events which may impact monarch populations. Butterflies and other pollinators, such as bees and hummingbirds, play a crucial role in flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables.

This Saturday, the 22nd, come bring us your recycling and join us for our Earth Day celebration as we come together to help save our pollinators.

For more information, please see the flyer below:

Earth Day 2017

 

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 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 to the area. Parade-goers are encouraged to recycle their plastic bottles and aluminum cans at these locations, at additional recycle containers placed throughout downtown Mobile, and during the parades when the Eco-Team rolls by with their recycle carts. To learn more about this opportunity and to sign-up to volunteer, visit: http://www.joinACF.org

Final Media Release_MG Eco-Team 17

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 hard work and dedication to our community. Volunteer work is a vital component of what keeps the Mobile County Recycling Center operating smoothly – if you’re interested in coming out to help us, whether it is as an individual or group, please check out the information on Volunteer with Us webpage.