Residential Curbside Recycling
Drop-Off Recycling Program
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Tuscaloosa Recycles! Do You?The city of Tuscaloosa offers several recycling options for citizens and businesses. These services include curbside recycling collection, drop-off recycling, and electronic recycling.
The more we recycle, the less we throw away. Recycling reduces the amount of garbage we create, therefore reducing the amount of waste in your garbage cart or dumpster.
If we don't recycle, our waste material is sent to local landfills. 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.
- All 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. Find your collection day here.
- Recyclabes 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. Holiday Collection Information
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.