CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTION - For information about the curbside recycling program (blue bins) contact the Solid Waste Disposal Authority at 256-880-6054 or check their website http://www.swdahsv.org/recycling.html, for a list of items that their program accepts for curbside pickup as well as collection schedules.
WHERE TO RECYCLE OTHER ITEMS:
OPERATION GREEN TEAM RECYCLES
Plastic Bottle Caps - Any size, any color if it is plastic and it is a twist off bottle cap it can be recycled by dropping them off at any Huntsville Fire Station. A blue recycling cart is located outside the station for your convenience. A list of stations can be found at http://www.hsvcity.com/fire/fire_stations.html. These caps are transported to KW Plastics in Troy, AL. They are recycled into new plastic paint containers that you will see on the shelves of Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart.
Old Electronics - Operation Green Team, Covanta Energy and The Solid Waste Disposal Authority held a roundup of old electronics in 2009. The one-day collection brought in a total of 103,781 lbs. of old electronics. Now these are collected on a monthly basis. Old televisions, computers and cell phones can be taken to the Solid Waste Disposal Authority's Household Hazardous Waste Collection held on the first Saturday of each month. For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste program call 256-880-6054 or visit http://www.swdahsv.org/household.html.
Inkjet Cartridges - Inkjet cartridges can be brought to Green Team offices at 308 Fountain Circle. For more information call 356-532-5326.
Automobile License Plates - Madison County's License Department and Operation Green Team work together to recycle old license plates. Simply place your old license plate in the blue recycling carts at any of the Madison County License Department locations, http://www.co.madison.al.us/about/org/CoDepts/LicenseDept/locations.shtml.
Clothing and Rags - Christmas Charities Year Round recycles clothing and linens in any condition. Just bag the items, and tag them. All "usable" items should be placed in one bag and all "rags" in another. Items can be delivered weekly Monday - Friday to Christmas Charities office at 2840 Jordan Lane. Operation Green Team partners with Christmas Charities for the "ragtag Recycling Day" held in May each year. An easy way to cut clutter and go green! The unusable items, torn or stained clothing and linens, are repurposed and used as rags by businesses.
There are many other organizations and churches that collect clothing and household items. Check with organizations to see if they accept clothing and household.
Operation Green Team continues to work with organizations and businesses to further recycling opportunities in our community. Call 256-53-CLEAN or contact (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.