The City of Homewood


Pick up days: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday

*Routes can be found farther down this page



Junk mail


Cardboard/Cereal boxes

Office paper


Aluminum cans

Steel / Tin cans (Ex: Soup cans)

Plastics #1& #2 (See below)

Detergent Bottles

Water bottles

Plastics Accepted: Soft drinks bottles, water and salad dressing bottles, peanut butter and jam containers, milk/juice jugs, juice and water bottles, shampoo/toiletry bottles.

Still unsure what to place in your recycle bin? Please visit Republic Services or call 205-923-1650


Toll Free Recycling Hotline: 1-800-982-4364 or 205-252-7581


Plastic bags

Plastics #3-7 (See below)


Phone books

Light Bulbs


Garden hoses


Cables or cords

Rope and string

Ratchet straps

Vacuum hoses

Vacuum cleaners

Clothing and other textiles

Wire hangers


Rubber balls

Yard waste

Used HVAC filters

Foam products

Bulky plastic items (coolers, toys)

Scrap metal

Household garbage

Food Waste

Plastics NOT Accepted: PVC, Blister packaging for non-food items,cling films for non-food use, electrical cable insulation; rigid piping; vinyl records, frozen food bags, squeezable bottles, e.g. honey, mustard; cling films, flexible container lids,reusable microwaveable ware, kitchenware, yogurt containers, margarine tubs, microwaveable disposable take-away containers, egg cartons, packing peanuts, disposable cups, plates, trays and cutlery, disposable take-away containers, baby milk bottles, compact discs, "unbreakable" glazing, electronic apparatus housings, lenses including sunglasses, prescription glasses.








When even one person recycles, we all win. We have contracted with Republic Services to perform all of our recycling needs. There is no need for you to sort acceptable recycling materials as it will be sorted once the truck dumps at the recycling center. Your recycle items are picked up in Homewood on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. The route schedule is above. Please roll your blue cart out to the front edge of your curb with the lid facing the street by 6:00 am on your scheduled day. If you need a recycle bin or need an answer about something related to recycling in Homewood, please visit Republic Services or call 205-923-1650. Recycling will not be picked up on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


You may also drop off acceptable recyclable items from the list above at:

The Alabama Environmental Council, 2431 2nd Avenue North in Birmingham.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.