Living in Mobile


Metro Recycling Center



What you can drop off:


“Use me, wash me, squish me.”

PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINERS
Remove & discard lid, rinse, flatten.

  • Milk jugs
  • Liquor bottles
  • Soda bottles
  • Juice bottles
  • Water bottles

ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS

  • Soda, beer, etc.

STEEL CANS

  • Vegetable, dog / cat food, etc.

“Use me, stack me.”

PAPER

  • corrugated cardboard (flattened)
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Mixed (junk mail)
  • Phone books and computer paper
  • Cereal boxes (without liners)


Feed Me

“Use me, wash me, separate me.”


GLASS
remove & discard lid, rinse, separate.
Labels can stay on.

  • Jars - glass food & beverage
    containers only, e.g., peanut butter, pickle, wine, beer.
  • Colors - brown/amber - green/blue - clear



“Drop me off or pick me up.”

STYROFOAM PACKING PEANUTS

  • Pack tightly in transferable bag or box.

PINE STRAW

  • Pack in plastic lawn bags.

WOODEN PALLETS



“Use me, wash me, share me.”

CLOTHING

  • Place clean clothing, shoes, hats, purses, and belts in plastic trash bags.


“Use me, store me.”Use Me

USED OIL, FILTERS & ANTIFREEZE
(Non-commercial)

  • Put in milk jug or other container.


Trash Facts
Empty MeThe cost of handling garbage in America is the third biggest item after education, police, and fire protection. Recycling reduces pollution and saves natural resources, energy, landfill space and money.

96% less energy is used when aluminum is made from recycling aluminum cans rather than bauxite ore. That amounts to 3 hours of energy saved with the recycling of just 1 aluminum can.

It takes 2 ounces of wood pulp to make 1 ounce of paper. Each ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees, using 60% less energy than making it from wood pulp.

Each American generates 4.4 pounds of garbage a day! So what’s in our garbage?

Paper/paperboard 38.6%
Yard Waste 12.8%
Food Waste 10.1%
Plastics 9.9%
Metals 7.7%
Glass 5.5%
Wood 5.3%


QUALITY COUNTS

The success of this recycling drop-off center depends on the quality of the material provided by you, the center’s users. We appreciate your cooperation!



Hug MeKeep America Beautiful, Inc. LogoThanks to our Recycling Partners:

Aaron Oil, ASM Recycling, Fibers International, Goodwill Industries, MAWSS, Mobile Forest Products, Mobile Material Recovery, Recycled Fibers, Waste Management





Metro Mobile Recycling Drop-off Center
1451 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Phone 478-3333
Open Seven Days a Week - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.