In January 1992, UAB President Charles McCallum Jr. welcomed a special visitor to his office in Mortimer Jordan Hall, an administrative building demolished in 2002 to make way for the Shelby Biomedical Research Building. Trash Gordon, the new mascot of UAB Recycling, was introduced at the start of the 1992 year and appeared at events on campus and around Birmingham.
Though the program no longer utilizes the Trash Gordon mascot, UAB Recycling is still going strong — and they need your help to continue that legacy. Choose to recycle a drink can rather than trash it; that’s a quick and easy way to be more sustainable. Together, UAB Recycling and UAB Sustainability are working to keep plastic trash from polluting the state and region; UAB Sustainability’s Strategic Plan aims to reduce disposal of waste in local landfills and develop the university grounds for ecological stewardship.