Recycling Resources


What Does UAB Recycle?

To find out what is and is not recyclable at UAB click here.

Recycling Drop-Off Program

The hours for drop-off are 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Mondays. If Monday is a holiday, the center will be open on the next regular workday. For more information on this program, read the brochure: Quick Guide to Recycling Drop-Off Service.

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UAB Recycling Center

The Recycling Center at UAB opened March 2, 2009. It is located at 620 11th St. South. Jon Palone is the director for the recycling center and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

For more information, contact
Jon Paolone, Recycling Coordinator
Email: Recycle@uab.edu
Phone: 996-9043

Special Event Recycling

UAB Recycling can provide event boxes, half-gluttons, or even totes for various special events around campus. In the past, we’ve handled concerts both large & small at the Alys Stephens Center, Into the Streets volunteering on the Campus Green, plus numerous student life picnics and get-togethers where cans and/or plastic bottles will be present.

If you will be hosting a special event & your facility doesn’t have recycling containers in the immediate vicinity or need additional ones, please contact the recycling center staff (see info above.)  They can also provide volunteers to monitor the bins and clean up.  Please give several days notice, especially for larger events.

How to Get a Bin Emptied

All containers across campus are checked on a weekly basis. Totes and half-gluttons are emptied if more than 2/3 full. Housekeeping staff empty desk side boxes into the totes. If you have a tote or half-glutton that has been full for more than a day, you may notify the Recycling staff by using the contact information above.  Please be very specific about your request. Include information such as: Building, floor, closest room #, and any other identifying information. Also, please note the container type as a tote or half-glutton.

Press Coverage of UAB Recycling

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