Where To Recycle

“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.”
– Annie Leonard 

City of Mobile Single Stream Drop off:

  • Locations:

    • 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.

  • Hours of operation:

    • Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    • Saturday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Items they accept: glass (any color), newspaper & inserts, magazines & catalogs, junk mail & envelopes, cardboard, phone books, office & school papers (colored paper), brown paper bags (grocery), boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.), pizza boxes (w/o heavy residue), plastic produce clamshells, plastics No. 1-7, plastic milk jugs, bottles, & containers, aluminum cans & lids, pet food cans & dry pet food bags, aluminum foil baking pans, balls of tin foil; foil pie tins, tin & steel cans & lids, metal pots, pans & cookie sheets, egg cartons (cardboard only).

  • Items they don’t accept: plastic bags - please return to your local grocery store, ice cream cartons, waxy/paper milk cartons, aerosol cans, juice boxes/bags, food waste, garbage or yard waste, garden hoses, window blinds, tarps, bedding or linens, carpeting or rugs, construction materials, clothes, bubblewrap, diapers.

Mobile County Recycling Center:

  • Locations:

    • 7450 Hitt Road Mobile, AL 36695 | 251-459-8426

  • Hours of operation:

    • Monday - Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Items they accept: paper, paperboard, cardboard, plastic #1, plastic #2, plastic #3-7, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, steel cans, plastic bags, electronics (computers, printers, etc.), and clothing.

  • Items they 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, rechargeable batteries (non alkaline), and tires.

Earth Resources

  • Earth Resources Recycling is Mobile, Alabama’s only curbside recycling option. They will pick up virtually all of your recyclable items conveniently from the curbside at your home or business. For more information on prices, what they accept, and rules to recycling, please check out their website!

City of Fairhope

  • Location: 555 Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532

  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7am-4pm

  • Items they accept:

    • Curbside: Paper, cardboard, scrap metals, glass bottles, and plastic bottles. All materials must be placed in separate containers (or bag different materials in same container) in a container marked "Recycling". Free "Fairhope Recycles" stickers are available at City Hall or the Public Utilities Warehouse.

    • Recycling center: tires, electronics, household hazardous waste, large appliances, bicycles, and other materials.

    • Ink and toner cartridges and household batteries can be brought to Fairhope High School at 1 Pirate Dr, Fairhope, AL 36532

    • Eyeglasses can be brought to Bay Eyes at 411 N Section St #1, Fairhope, AL 36532

  • Items they don’t accept: plastic bags, non-bottle plastics, styrofoam peanuts, plastic filler materials, pressurized tanks (butane tanks can be taken to Amerigas in Robertsdale), waxed cardboard, food-contaminated material, light bulbs, windows, mirrors.

  • Anyone can bring used motor oil and antifreeze to the Fairhope Household Hazardous Waste drop off site. Only incorporated Fairhope residents can bring other HWW chemicals--paints, mineral spirits, fluorescent light bulbs, and pesticides to the drop off site at the Transfer Station of Public Works, 555 South Section Street and place them on the designated cart for HHW.  Monday through Friday, 7am - 3:45pm and Saturday from 7am - 3pm.

Miscellaneous Recycling:

Automotive Supplies

  • Aaron Oil Company

    • Used motor oil, oil filters, oily water, vehicle fluids, industrial fluids, gasoline/diesel.

  • Advanced Auto Parts - 11 N Water St. #14250, Mobile, AL 36602

    • Used motor oil

  • Firestone Complete Auto Care

    • Up to 10 tires a day, car batteries, oil filters, transmission fluid, and other vehicle fluids.

  • O'Reilly Auto Parts

    • Used motor oil, used oil filters

  • Walmart Lube Express - 685 Schillinger Rd. S, Mobile, AL 36695

    • Used motor oil

Batteries (non automotive)

  • Fairhope High School

  • Office Max


  • Goodwill Car Donation (they accept tax-deductible vehicle donations to positively impact the community)

  • Couselman Automotive - 3019 St. Stephens Rd., Mobile, AL 36612 (will pick up)

  • Theodore Recycling - 6170 Theodore Dawes Rd., Theodore Alabama 36582

  • Wheels for Wishes - will pick up


  • 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)


  • City of Mobile Drop-Off

  • Mobile Area Water and Sewer System

Lightbulbs (CFL and Fluorescent)

  • Home Depot

  • Lowe’s


  • Walgreens - 3948 Airport Blvd. Mobile, AL 36608

  • Mobile County Sheriff’s Offices

    • 5808 U.S. Highway 90 W., Theodore, AL 36582

    • 510 South Royal Street Mobile, AL 36603

    • 10121 Moffett Road, Semmes, AL 36575

  • Read more about why you should safely dispose your expired medicine here.


  • 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)


  • Publix

  • UPS Stores - except Styrofoam peanuts


Fairhope residents can take partial or empty cans to Fairhope Household Hazardous Waste. Other residents should dry out latex or oil-based paints by putting either shredded paper or cat litter inside the can and sealing it (or even sawdust or concrete mix for large amounts or oil-based). Then shake the contents around, open the can, and let the contents dry. Once the paint is absorbed, you can throw it away in a sealed container. For larger amounts of paint, try purchasing a tube of paint hardener. 

Plastic Bags

  • Publix

  • Target

Printer Cartridges

  • Office Depot

  • Office Max

  • Cartridge World - 3664A Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608


  • X-Rays - B&B Recycling

  • Bubble Wrap - UPS Stores

  • Packing Peanuts, Pine Straw, Wooden Pallets - City of Mobile Drop-Off

  • Foam Egg Cartons - Publix

Other Resources