Living in Mobile


Metro Recycling Center


Recycling Drop-off Center

Our current location is still at 1451 Government Street. This location will remain open until mid July.

Our hours of operation are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon - Fri and 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat - Sun.

New Locations Coming:

  • City's Western Administrative Complex, in Langan Park, across Museum Dr. from the Mobile Museum of Art, Opening early July.
  • Behind (to the North of) the Police Headquarters, off Pinehill Dr. which runs between Government St. and Airport Blvd., Opening date TBD.

We are on the path to becoming a cleaner, greener community!


To make recycling easy, the City is transitioning to a single stream method with more drop off locations. Citizens are now no longer required to sort their recyclables. When recycling is more convenient and less confusing, more people recycle and people who recycle are less tolerant of litter.

Yes! Please Recycle These Items:

  • Glass; any color
  • Newspaper & Inserts
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Junk Mail & Envelopes
  • Cardboard
  • Phone Books
  • Office and School Papers (colored paper)
  • Brown Paper Bags (grocery)
  • Boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.)
  • Pizza Boxes (without heavy residue)
  • Plastic Produce Clamshells
  • Plastics No. 1 through 7
  • Plastic Milk Jugs, bottles, and containers
  • Aluminum Cans & Lids
  • Pet Food Cans and Dry Pet Food Bags
  • Aluminum Foil Baking Pans
  • Balls of Tin Foil; Foil Pie Tins
  • Tin and Steel Cans & Lids
  • Metal Pots, Pans & Cookie Sheets
  • Egg Cartons, cardboard only

No! Do Not Recycle These Items:

  • No Plastic Bags - Please return to your local grocery store.
  • No Ice Cream Cartons
  • No Waxy/Paper Milk Cartons
  • No Aerosol Cans
  • No Juice Boxes / Bags
  • No Food Waste
  • No Garbage or Yard Waste
  • No Garden Hoses
  • No Window Blinds
  • No Tarps
  • No Bedding or linens
  • No Carpeting or Rugs
  • No Construction Materials
  • No Clothes
  • Bubblewrap
  • No Diapers