Updates from Brenda Dent, KBBC Coordinator:
Birmingham Trash and Brush Pick Up Schedule, October – December, 2015
Great American Clean Up: Clean Campus Contest Celebration
The Great American Clean-Up/ Clean Campus Celebration (GACCC) was held at the W.C. Patton Park, on May 8th, 2015, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. The judging of the schools was done April 20-24th, 2015. The sponsor to the event was ACIPCO. We really appreciated their sponsorship! The children were given T-Shirts that said “ We Keep Our School Clean”. The partners that joined the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission (KBBC) at the GACCC were the Birmingham Fire Department , Jefferson County Health Department , City of Birmingham Public Works, the Alabama Environmental Council, Rufner Mountain and the Birmingham Storm Water Department.
There were eleven (11) Birmingham City Schools that entered the Clean Campus Contest. The students, teachers, and custodians of all participating schools worked very hard in creating gardens and cleaning the school campuses. It is always good to have students engaged in positive activities. The contest is designed to promote school cleanliness, student participation, school pride and environmental awareness.
Winners of the Clean Campus Contest are listed below:
First Place: Charles A. Brown
Second Place: Oliver Elementary
Third Place: Arrington Middle School
Birmingham Electronic Recycle Day
“Thank you to everyone who participated in the two Annual Electronic Recycling days, thus far. Recycling initiatives are done to promote environmental awareness and help reduce carbon fingerprints. This year there were 23.1 tons of electronics collected. Since 2010, there have been 115.3 tons of recyclable materials collected through these events. Recycling electronics help eliminate unsightly and illegal dumping and keeps these items off our neighborhood streets. Please help create and maintain a clean and safe environment. Recycling is a great first step to help reduce the carbon footprint in Birmingham. Help eliminate illegal dumping and littering in the city streets and the water ways.”
Recycling is a very important part of “environmental stewardship.” If you’re not an active recycler, it is extremely easy to become one! The goal of recycling is to reduce the amount of trash produced by families and increase the recycled material. Wednesdays are the residential RECYCLE DAYS! The collection time is 6:00 am. Simply place the recycle bin in the same area that your trash is collected. If you wish to order a recycle bin or if your recycle material is missed, call 254-6314 or 787-5222.
Please, visit www.recycleAL.com for more information about recycling.
ACCEPTED RECYCLABLE HOUSEHOLD MATERIALS:
- Aluminum Cans
- Household Plastics 1-7
- Corrugated Cardboard/Flattened packing boxes
- Paperboard/ Flattened boxes
Community Awareness Day
Let us introduce Mrs. GreenTree, the new Keep Birmingham Beautiful environmental character. She is a Magnolia Tree and talks to the youth about environmental issues that include anti-littering, recycling, beautification, water pollution, and renewing nature by planting trees and gardens. The youth received Mrs. GreenTree with so much enthusiasm at the Community Awareness Day on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
2014 Household Hazardous Waste Day
The Household Hazardous Waste Day was a successful event held at Legion Field On April 26, 2014. Paint, paper, expired drugs, old ammunition, batteries, electronics and white goods were some of the items collected at this event. Plans are in the making for another HHW Day in 2015. Please, check the Keep Birmingham Beautiful page for updates concerning the 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Day.