The city of Tuscaloosa offers several recycling options for citizens and businesses of Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas. These services include: curbside recycling collection, drop off recycling, and special recycling events.
All the waste we create gets buried in a local landfill if not reused or recycled. Buried wastes can stay in a landfill from several months to millions of years before decomposing. By recycling your waste, valuable materials are kept out of the landfill and reintroduced into society as new products.
Recycling reduces the amount of material that is thrown away, therefore reducing the amount of waste in your garbage cart or dumpster.
Drop-off recycling trailers are located throughout Tuscaloosa and are a convenient way for businesses, apartment dwellers, and others who do not receive the City’s curbside recycling service to recycle newspaper, magazines, aluminum cans, steel cans, plastic #1 and plastic #2 bottles, plastic bags, mixed office paper, and cardboard boxes. No trash or garbage may be left at a drop off recycling locations. View the locations here.