City of Decatur Unveils New Public Recycling Campaign

Nov 12, 2021

The City of Decatur’s Recycling Department is joining in America Recycles Day with a new campaign to reduce both household chemical waste and provide more public recycling receptacles for residents to use.

Public Recycling Containers 

As a part of “Do your part, Decatur!” the Recycling Department has established six new, public recycling containers. They can be found at the following locations:

  • Decatur City Hall – Front and Side Entrances (402 Lee Street NE)
  • Ingalls Harbor Pavilion & Event Center (802-A Wilson Street NW)
  • Princess Theatre (112 2nd Avenue NE)
  • Rhodes Ferry Park (100 Market Street NW)
  • Old State Bank (925 Bank Street NE)

These stations will be available 24/7 and will serve as the first six community recycling access points. A full list of accepted materials is available on the City of Decatur’s municipal website.

The recycling receptacle expansion was made possible by a grant awarded by Keep Alabama Beautiful and the Alabama Beverage Association to three Alabama cities: Decatur, Birmingham, and Oxford.

Household Chemical Collection Day

The Recycling Department wants to also remind residents of one of its longest-running community outreach events – Household Chemical Collection Day.

Held on the second Saturday of the month, residents are encouraged to bring unused household chemicals to 1802 Central Parkway for safe disposal between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

About the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America

The American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America seeks to make a significant contribution to the health of local communities by providing grants to support charitable programs at community organizations that work to advance both the physical health of their local citizens and the environmental health of their communities.

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