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Recycling Program

The city of Tuscaloosa offers several recycling options:
1. Free curbside recycling collection (residential garbage customers only)
2. Free drop-off recycling (everyone)

Items that are thrown in garbage carts and dumpsters are transported straight to the local landfill. Buried garbage and trash will remain at the landfill for many many years! Recycling reduces the amount of garbage we create, which reduces the amount of garbage in your garbage cart or dumpster.

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Curbside Recycling

  • City of Tuscaloosa residential garbage customers may choose to utilize our curbside recycling program.
  • Curbside recycling service and the recycling bin are offered free of charge.
  • Curbside recycling is collected on the same day as garbage and trash.
  • Recyclables do not have to be separated for collection, with the exception of paper (must be bagged) and plastic film/bags (must be bundled). Place all of your recyclables in your bin and our crews will sort them for processing at the City recycling plant.
  • When a City holiday interrupts the curbside recycling collection schedule, routes will typically resume the next scheduled work day.

Drop-Off Recycling

Drop-off recycling trailers are located throughout Tuscaloosa County and are a convenient way for businesses, apartment dwellers, and others who do not receive the City’s curbside recycling service to recycle. Glass, electronics, garbage, or trash may not be left at the drop-off recycling trailers. Click the link above to see the list of locations.