Alabama Environmental Council

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Executive Director of Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) reports directly to the Board President and takes direction from the Board of Directors for all activities and actions. This is an exempt, full-time position. The following highlights, but is not limited to, the full range of the Executive Director's responsibilities:

 

BOARD SUPPORT

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and the talented folks at Lewis Communications, the AEC Recycling Center has a new name and website: recycal.org

 

Alabama Environmental Council and Alabama Rivers Alliance are thrilled to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Alabama for the 9th year!

Birmingham, Alabama –The Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) Recycling Center, recently relocated to Avondale, is adding solar power to its offices in order to save energy, save costs, and educate the public about solar power in Alabama. Through the donation and installation by Eagle Solar and Light, electricity bills and environmental impacts will be reduced with a 1.5 kW photovoltaic system by LG.

Here are a few of the items we need for our new Recycling Center, and the approximate cost. We are happy to accept cash donations toward an item, or discuss your donation of a new or used item on the list.

Skid-steer Loader - $15,000

Plastic #6 Rigid Plastic Cups (aka SOLO cups)

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In partnership with Terracycle, the Community Recycling Center accepts #6 rigid plastic cups. Please note that we cannot accept #6 Styrofoam cups at this time.

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Once collected, the cups are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. 

Cigarette Waste

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In partnership with Terracycle, the Community Recycling Center accepts cigarette waste, including extinguished cigarettes, cigarette filters, loose tobacco pouches, outer plastic packaging, inner foil packaging, rolling paper, and ash.

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Every year, billions of cigarette butts end up in dumpsters and landfills, or get tossed as litter on shorelines, parks, and sidewalks across the US. The waste collected through this program is recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco is recycled as compost.

Tom's of Maine Packaging

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In partnership with Terracycle, the Community Recycling Center accepts Tom's of Maine packaging, including mouthwash bottles & caps, deodorant containers & caps, toothpaste tubes & caps, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothbrushes.

PUR & Brita Water Filter Products

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In partnership with Terracycle, the Community Recycling Center accepts PUR and Brita water filter products, including dispenser, bottles, filters, filter packaging, faucet filtration systems, and pitchers.

Televisions

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Due to the difficulty of recycling televisions, we charge $0.50 per pound. We cannot accept rear projection, wood paneling, or DLP televisions. Other locations include Best Buy stores, Advanced Technology Recycling, and Protec Recycling. All of these locations also charge a recycling fee for televisions. Contact them for their current fees and restrictions.

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