On Tuesday, the City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department began a drop-off electronic recycling program.

This free service is open to all West Alabama residents, government agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations and schools.

A press release from the City of Tuscaloosa read,

Electronics can be dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Richard A. Curry Environmental Services Complex located at 3440 Kauloosa Avenue. Electronics will not be accepted after-hours, on weekends, on City holidays, at drop-off recycling trailers or on curbside recycling routes.

To drop-off recyclable electronics, participants must park in the designated parking spot in front of the Environmental Services Complex, enter the front door and inform the ESD office staff as to what type of electronics they intend to recycle. Citizens will not need to bring the electronics inside with them. After checking in, ESD crews will then collect the recyclable electronics from the vehicle. Visitors and vehicles will not be allowed to enter the recycling plant.

Call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311 to schedule an appointment to drop-off a large quantity (more than a carload) of recyclable electronics.

Electronics accepted for recycling include:

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptops
  • Servers
  • Fax Machines
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Copiers
  • LCD Monitors
  • CRT Monitors
  • Computer Wires/Cables
  • UPS Battery Back-Up
  • Keyboards/Mice
  • Docking Stations
  • Cell Phones and Chargers
  • Inkjet Cartridges and Laser Printer Toner Tablets
  • PDAs
  • Power Strips
  • Networking Equipment Switches, Hubs, Firewall, Modems Computer Boards Rechargeable Batteries Microwaves

Electronics NOT accepted for recycling include:

  • Televisions
  • Light Bulbs
  • Alkaline Batteries (Non-Rechargeable Batteries)
  • X-Ray Machines
  • VHS, Cassette, 8mm tapes
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Garbage, Trash or Debris

The Environmental Services Department encourages those who participate in the drop-off electronic recycling program to remove all personal information from electronics before drop-off. The City of Tuscaloosa and its affiliates assume no responsibility for any data left in the memory and/or storage system of equipment collected for drop-off electronic recycling.