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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.

Hitt Road Construction

Hitt Road Construction

Mobile County has partially closed Hitt Road to perform a road leveling project and install new turning lanes  into the Mobile County Recycling Center. The project is estimated to last six months and begun on October 12th. The Mobile County Recycling Center will remain open during its regular business hours – seven days a week from 8:00-6:30 – for the duration of this period.

Due to ongoing road work, we have had to slightly alter the traffic flow in and out of the Mobile County Recycling Center. Cars are able to enter into the recycling center at the main entrance coming from Schillinger Road  and at what was previously being used as the exit gate coming from Cody Road. If you’re entering from Cody, you will have to loop around the back of the building and through the back gate to access the main entrance and the drop off. To exit, vehicles are directed to go around the building and exit through the back gate. Traffic cones and directional signs have been installed to guide vehicles through the center. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 251-459-8426.

We will be sure to post any updates if there is any change made to the traffic flow.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we these improvements are being made to Hitt Road.