Specifications for Recycling Pickup in the City of Scottsboro
Recycling Tips and Facts:
Did You Know:
Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth FOUR times.
4.5 Million tons of office paper is thrown away each year in the US. Enough office paper is thrown away each year to build a 12 foot high wall of paper from Los Angeles to New York City.
Residential recycling is offered curbside throughout the city on a weekly basis. The City of Scottsboro Solid Waste and Recycling facility is located at 27150 John T. Reid Parkway in Scottsboro. This location has bins available during normal business hours Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for anyone who wants to recycle.
Residents may place their recyclables at the curbside for weekly pickup on the normal day they put their garbage out. Please place it at the curbside, but not against your garbage can. You may place recyclables in the City provided green bags. Large boxes can be placed beside the green bags. All cardboard must be free of styrofoam and plastic.
On holidays, residential garbage and recycling collection will not be done. A holiday schedule is provided on this site or you may call the office at (256) 259-5548.
Following is a list of materials currently being collected curbside by the City of Scottsboro:
Cardboard – both corrugated and chipboard (boxes for cereal, laundry detergents, foods, can drinks, etc.)
· • Extend the life of our landfill
· • Reduce your disposal costs
· • Provide recyclable materials to make new products, saving raw materials
· • Move Alabamians away from the “throw-away” society
· • Conserve/preserve the environment for future generations
What’s recyclable at my business?
The bulk of recyclables generated by businesses and accepted at our recycle plant include:
How often will recycle items be collected from my business?
How should my business recyclables be prepared for collection?
To schedule a recycle collection for your business, call the Recycling Department at 256-259-5548
The City of Scottsboro Recycle Center also accepts aluminum, plastic bottles & jugs, steel cans. For information about recycling those items; scheduling a recycle program or plant tour, please call the Recycling Department at 256-259-5548.