Recycling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Frequently asked questions
FAQ #1 – How to get a container emptied?
Please refer to the ‘Getting a Container Emptied’ section to the left.
FAQ #2 - How can I recycle batteries?
Household batteries (except AAA) & auto batteries are accepted by UAB’s Hazardous Waste facility. Contact 934-3797.
FAQ #3 – Why doesn’t UAB recycle styrofoam?
Logistically & financially, it’s too difficult at this time. Things may change in the future.
FAQ #4 – What about printer cartridges?
These are handled differently depending on the UAB department & cartridge manufacturer.
FAQ #5 – Where can I recycle old cell phones, electronics, automotive products, hazardous waste, and other materials that the UAB Drop-Off Center doesn’t accept?
For cell phones, appliances, & most electronics, contact Technical Knockout - www.technicalko.net. Another option for all materials in general, plus automotive & hazardous waste, is searching via http://earth911.com/
FAQ#6 – I don’t want to dump grease or used cooking oil down my sink because it will clog that up, as well as harm the water system. Where can I recycle this grease or oil I’ve had sitting around?
There is a white shed at the front of the UAB Drop-Off Center that holds gallon jugs for used cooking oil/grease. Empty ones are on the top shelf & can be taken any time, place full ones on the bottom shelf.