Where To Recycle

Mobile Area Recycling Centers

New Locations Now Open! 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.

 

 

City of Mobile:

  • City's Western Administrative Complex, in Langan Park, across Museum Dr. from the Mobile Museum of Art. 
  • Behind (to the North of) the Police Headquarters, off Pinehill Dr. which runs between Government St. and Airport Blvd., Opening date TBD. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon - Fri and 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat - Sun.

Mobile County Recycling Center: 7450 Hitt Road Mobile, AL 36695. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday from 8:00 - 6:30. 251-459-8426

  • Items they accept: paper, paperboard, cardboard, plastic #1, plastic #2, plastic #3-7, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, steel cans, plastic bags, rechargeable batteries (non alkaline), electronics (computers, printers, etc.), and clothing. 
  • Items we don’t accept: TVs, Styrofoam, food contaminated items, wax covered paperboard (ie. cartons, cups), compressed air tanks (i.e. propane), anything that previously contained hazardous materials, medical waste, chemicals (plants, cleaners, etc.), construction materials, large appliances, scrap metal, and tires. 

City of Mobile Recycling Material Information

Items Accepted:

  • 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

Items Not Accepted

  • 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

Miscellaneous Recycling:

Automotive Supplies

  • Aaron Oil Company (Filters, transmission fluid, used oil)
  • Advanced Auto Parts (Auto batteries and used oil) 
  • American LubeFast (Antifreeze, used oil, oil filters)
  • City of Mobile Drop-Off (Filters, transmission fluid, used oil) 
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care (Auto batteries and used oil)
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts (Used oil)
  • Walmart Lube Express (Auto batteries and used oil) 

Batteries

  • AT&T
  • Best Buy  

Cars

Computers/Electronics

  • B&B Recycling
  • Best Buy
  • Equit-E-Cycle
  • May Metals
  • Office Depot
  • Office Max (Mobile phones)  
  • Staples
  • STS Electronic Recycling Inc. 
  • Target (Mobile phones) 
  • Theodore Recycling (household appliances) 

Glass

  • City of Mobile Drop-Off
  • Earth Resources
  • Target

Grease

  • City of Mobile Drop-Off
  • Mobile Area Water and Sewer System

Lightbulbs (CFL and Fluorescent)

  • Home Depot

Medicine

  • Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (24 hr/day)
  • Mobile Police Headquarters (1st Tues/Month)
  • Read more about why you should safely dispose your expired medicine here.

 Metals 

  • Alabama Scrap Metal, LLC (Does not accept iron, steel, or tin)
  • Alter Metal Recycling
  • ASM Recycling (Cans, copper, brass, tin)
  • B&B Recycling (Aluminum)
  • City of Mobile Drop-Off (Aluminum & steel cans)
  • Earth Resources (Aluminum, steel/tin)
  • Target (steel/tin cans)
  • Theodore Recycling (steel/tin cans, copper, brass, tin)
  • Wise Recycling (aluminum cans and copper, brass, tin)

 Paper

  • B&B Recycling
  • City of Mobile Drop-Off
  • Earth Resources
  • Recycled Fibers
  • UPS Store (cardboard, packing materials)

Plastic

  • B&B Recycling
  • City of Mobile Drop-Off
  • Earth Resources
  • Target

Miscellaneous 

  • X-Rays (B&B Recycling) 
  • Packing Peanuts, Pine Straw, Wooden Pallets (City of Mobile Drop-Off) 
  • Printer Cartridges (Office Depot, Office Max)