RECYCLEAUBURN - REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Recycling is the process by which materials, otherwise destined for disposal, are collected, reprocessed or remanufactured, and re-used. Recycling diverts waste materials and reduces the volume of household garbage collected and disposed of in landfills. Recycling provides economic savings through reduced landfill disposal costs incurred to dispose of waste. Recycling also produces environmental benefits including energy conservation, natural resource preservation and reduced air and ground pollution. Further, consumers can contribute by purchasing materials with recycled content and reusing items as many times as possible before disposing of and/or recycling them.
In 1987, the City of Auburn became the first municipality in the state of Alabama to introduce curbside recycling services to residential customers. In 1999, the recycling drop-off center and compost demonstration site located at 365-A North Donahue Drive (adjacent to the Environmental Services facility) was established to provide citizens the opportunity to recycle 24 hours per day/7 days per week/365 days per year.
For those that subscribe to the city's solid waste services, recycling is collected at curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day. Commodities collected at curbside (source-separated: separated by the customer) are as follows:
NOTE: If you do not have recycling bins, you may use milk crates, cardboard boxes or other suitable container for placing recyclables at curbside.
Commodities accepted at the drop-off center are as follows: