Tackling waste reduction and energy challenges requires all parts of our community to work together. Our sustainability team is working hard to improve and maintain the Montevallo Recycling Center, improve the energy performance of municipal buildings, make the city's vehicle fleet more fuel efficient, and improve waste reduction throughout Montevallo. If you have an idea of how to make Montevallo more sustainable, please don't hesitate to let us know!
Check out our first ever edition of Reuse It Book! This project is made in conjunction with the City of Montevallo and the University of Montevallo's Trio Upward Bound Program. It is available to view, download and print at this link, and in Spanish at this link.
The Montevallo Recycling Center serves residents by providing them a place to recycle their household materials at no cost. There is absolutely no dumping of furniture, mattresses, electronics, appliances, toys, or trash at the Montevallo Recycling Center. Violators will be prosecuted. Instead of dumping these items, see if you can help them find a second home. Try donating unwanted items to Thrift Stores, Shelby Emergency Assistance, Salvation Army, or Facebook marketplace. If all else fails, you can take your unwanted items to the Shelby County Landfill.
See the list below for items that are accepted at the Montevallo Recycling Center:
The recycling center accepts No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles, jugs, and jars separately. Check the bottom of the containers for these recycle symbols. All items should be loose. NO PLASTIC BAGS IN THE STALLS!!
We do not accept plastic #3-7, and bulky plastic items. Just because something is plastic, does not mean it's recyclable. It's better to recycling right with less materials then wrong with more.
No. 1 plastics are typically clear and include water and soda bottles, peanut butter and mayo jars, and soap bottles.
No. 2 plastics are typically opaque white or colored bottles such as milk jugs, soap and shampoo bottles, cleaning agents (bleach, laundry detergent, scent boosters, etc.)
Plastic Film Challenge:
Congratulations, Montevallo! We successfully recycled 500 pounds of plastic film and completed this challenge! This plastic film is now going to recycled and made into a plastic bench to be placed in Owl's Cove Park. Plastic film is still being collected at City Hall for the next round of competition.
The recycling center accepts office paper separate from mixed paper.
Office paper includes white paper, colored paper, file folders, post-it notes, envelopes, and card
Shredded paper is not an accepted material. The tiny pieces make it hard for us to move and bail materials. Thank you for your cooperation.
Mixed paper, now separated in bins closer to SPARK, includes newspaper, magazines, filers, coupons, and junk mail.
Shelby Humane and MAC Animal Hospital will accept newspapers for their puppy pens. MAC Hospital has let us know they are in need, and they have a drop box at their clinic located at 4300 HWY 31 Calera, AL 35040.
The recycling center accepts cardboard and paperboard. Paperboard includes cereal boxes, cracker boxes, shoe boxes, ect.
All boxes should be broken down, and free of all Styrofoam.
The recycling center accepts aluminum cans. Please empty your cans out of the bag and discard the bag in the trash cans provided.
The City of Montevallo has partnered with Protec Recycling to offer electronic recycling for our residents! E-recycling will be the last Friday of each month, or by appointment only. To set up an appointment, contact Olivia Barone.
Please see this list of accepted items and this list of non-permissible items. CRT Monitors are not accepted.