New recycling program begins in Bibb and Chilton counties

New recycling program begins in Bibb and Chilton counties

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Officials with one of the recycling bins. Source: ACES Facebook page Officials with one of the recycling bins. Source: ACES Facebook page

A new recycling effort in Bibb and Chilton counties kicked off Tuesday.

The two counties are partnering with the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Alabama Cooperative Extension (ACES). The plans calls for distributing 15 recycling bins. Once filled, inmates from the Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent will empty the bins at the prison and load the material on to trucks.

The materials will then be taken to the Elmore Correctional Facility where the state runs a recycling facility.

"The inmates are the ones who do the labor at the correctional facilities to load the materials onto the tractor trailer for transport. Then at the Elmore Correctional facility, they're the ones who will actually separate and bail the materials for sale to the private sector," Matthew Hartzell with the ACES said.

For more detailed information about the program, please visit

The following materials will be accepted:

  • #1 Plastic Containers
  • #2 Plastic Containers
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Metal Cans
  • Newspaper
  • Non-waxed Cardboard
  • Shredded Paper
  • Paperback Books

The bins will be placed at the following locations:

Bibb County

Town of Woodstock

Woodstock Town Hall

28513 Alabama Highway 5

Woodstock, AL 35188

West Blocton Middle School

4721 Truman Aldrich Parkway

West Blocton, AL 35184

Woodstock Elementary School

19456 Eastern Valley Road

Woodstock, AL 35188

West Blocton Elementary School

828 Cahaba River Drive

West Blocton, AL 35184

Randolph Elementary School

7259 Bibb County Road 36

Randolph, AL 36792

Bibb County Career Academy

17191 Alabama Highway 5

West Blocton, AL 35184

Brent Elementary School

160 4th Street

Brent, AL 35034

Bibb County Chamber of Commerce

835 Walnut Street

Centreville, AL 35042

Centreville Middle School

1621 Montgomery Highway

Centreville, AL 35042

Chilton County

City of Clanton

(2 containers)

Former Clanton Recycling Center

810 Furniture Avenue

Clanton, AL 35045

Town of Thorsby

8980 Jones Street

(behind former Wood Drug Store)

Thorsby, AL 35171

Town of Maplesville

Old Southern Train Depot

9499 Alabama Highway 22

Maplesville, AL 36750

City of Jemison

24747 U.S. Highway 31

(behind former City Hall)

Jemison, AL 35085

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