Solid Waste Contacts

Eddie Blizzard
Phone: 256.912.0540

Leslie Gray
Account Billing Manager
Phone: 256.912.0541

Georgina Brizendine
Facilities Coordinator
Phone: 256.912.0543


Recycle Truck

Specifications for Recycling Pickup in the City of Scottsboro

Recycling Tips and Facts:
Recycling saves the environment
Recycling saves resources
Recycling saves energy
Recycling reduces litter
Recycling saves landfill space
Recycling takes little time

Did You Know:

Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth FOUR times.

4.5 Million tons of office paper is thrown away each year in the US.  Enough office paper is thrown away each year to build a 12 foot high wall of paper from Los Angeles to New York City.

Residential Customers

Residential recycling is offered curbside throughout the city on a weekly basis.  The City of Scottsboro Solid Waste and Recycling facility is located at 27150 John T. Reid Parkway in Scottsboro. This location has bins available during normal business hours Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for anyone who wants to recycle.

Residents may place their recyclables at the curbside for weekly pickup on the normal day they put their garbage out.  Please place it at the curbside, but not against your garbage can.  You may place recyclables in the City provided green bags.  Large boxes can be placed beside the green bags.  All cardboard must be free of styrofoam and plastic.

On holidays, residential garbage and recycling collection will not be done.  A holiday schedule is provided on this site or you may call the office at (256) 259-5548.

Following is a list of materials currently being collected curbside by the City of Scottsboro:

Cardboard – both corrugated and chipboard (boxes for cereal, laundry detergents, foods, can drinks, etc.)
Paper – All paper is recyclable, even shredded
Aluminum Cans
Plastic – Bottles and jugs with a #1 or #2 in the triangle on the bottom. 
Examples include beverage bottles, shampoo containers, washing agents, etc
Tin & Steel – Cans for food (rinsed, please) and other types of metal
Newspaper & Newspaper Inserts
Junk Mail & Envelopes
Magazines & Catalogs
Brown paper bag
– grocery type
Phone Books

Things we cannot accept:

  • No Glass
  • No Styrofoam
  • No Plastic Bags
  • No Food Waste
  • No Food Tainted Items (used paper plates, paper towels, or napkins)
  • No Pizza Boxes
  • No Egg Cartons
  • No Ice Cream Cartons
  • No Paper/Waxy Milk Cartons
  • No Aluminum Foil
  • No Plastic Cups & Silverware
  • No Aerosol Cans
  • No Garbage
  • No Juice Boxes/Bags

Business Customers

Businesses seek to improve the quality of life for employees, customers and the community as a whole.  A good business waste management program involves reducing waste, reusing products and recycling waste materials

65 or 95 Gallon Recycling cans, green recycling bags and cardboard cages are available for all businesses.

The benefits of such a program:

·        • Extend the life of our landfill

·        • Reduce your disposal costs

·        • Provide recyclable materials to make new products, saving raw materials

·        • Move Alabamians away from the “throw-away” society

·        • Conserve/preserve the environment for future generations

What’s recyclable at my business?

The bulk of recyclables generated by businesses and accepted at our recycle plant include:

  • Computer paper: Auto feed and manual office computer paper
  • Sorted office paper: Manila folders, ledger paper, white paper, color copy paper, shredded paper, NCR forms, envelopes, non-glossy fliers (No carbon paper is accepted)
  • Newspaper: All contents
  • Cardboard: Boxes (broken down and flattened)
  • Other paper:  magazines, catalogs, phone directories
  • Aluminum: all aluminum is recyclable.

How often will recycle items be collected from my business?
That decision is based on the volume and types of recyclable materials generated by your business.  After an evaluation of such, your business will be put on one of our recycle routes—and the best feature of this service—There’s no extra charge!

How should my business recyclables be prepared for collection?
Place them at the designated site by 6:00 AM and they should be collected by 2:30 PM.  Businesses will either be provided with green bags, recycling cans, and/or cardboard cages depending on the types of recyclables each business has.

To schedule a recycle collection for your business, call the Recycling Department at 256-259-5548

The City of Scottsboro Recycle Center also accepts aluminum, plastic bottles & jugs, steel cans.  For information about recycling those items; scheduling a recycle program or plant tour, please call the Recycling Department at 256-259-5548.

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