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City of Tuscaloosa Hosts Recycling Center Sleepover for Stuffed Animals

City of Tuscaloosa Hosts Recycling Center Sleepover for Stuffed Animals

Tuscaloosa’s stuffed animals are invited to a summer camp of their own. On Thursday, July 26 the City of Tuscaloosa’s public services division will host its first-ever Night at the Recycling Center.

Children of all ages are invited to participate in this event by dropping their stuffed animals off at the Richard A. Curry Environmental Complex, 3440 Kauloosa Ave., for a night of recycling fun – and maybe even a little mischief. 

Participants may drop their stuffed animal off at the Curry Complex between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 for their overnight sleepover. At 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, each participant will pick up their stuffed animal and celebrate with a special party that includes a photo show of the stuffed animals’ overnight adventures, a recycling craft, a tour of the recycling center and an appearance by Ricky the Recycling Raccoon. To remember their time at the recycling center, participants will receive a recycling camp goody bag and a keepsake photo of their stuffed animal on their night out.

For more information about the Night at the Recycling Center, call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311 or email

Since opening in 2014, thousands of people have visited the City of Tuscaloosa’s Richard A. Curry Environmental Complex. During the free guided tour, guests see how City crews collect and process over 2,000 tons of recyclables from curbside and drop-off recycling trailers. Items collected in the City’s program are sorted, processed, sold to Alabama businesses and kept out of landfills. Call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311, email or visit to request a free tour and see how recycling works in and for Tuscaloosa.

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