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Recycling center gets ready to recycle itself

April 28, 2010

The recycling center on Second Avenue North in downtown Birmingham is recycling itself into something new, thanks in part to a grant from your Community Foundation. According to a report in today’s News, the existing building will be torn down and replaced with a modular structure that itself will be created from recycled materials, including old shopping containers like those used currently to collect cans, glass, newspapers and other materials at the site.

Michael Churchman, executive director of the Alabama Environmental Council, has been working with Community Foundation senior program officer James McCrary to make the best use of Community Foundation funding, and Churchman credits a Community Foundation grant as seed money in moving the project forward. The City of Birmingham also provides support for this service, which draws people from all over the community because they want to do their part to preserve the environment through recycling.

Find out more on the AEC website about this nonprofit environmental advocacy association and take a look at plans for the “recycled” recycling center.

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