Three-in-One: Recycling, Job Training & Education
Mobile County’s Recycling Center on Hitt Rd. was awarded the 2017 Excellence in County Administration by the Association of County Administrators of Alabama at its annual conference in Orange Beach last week.
The Mobile County Recycling Center was built and equipped by the Mobile County Commission and is operated by Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast. Goodwill Easterseals is a local non profit organization which aims to strengthen individuals, families and communities in the Gulf Coast region through encouragement, education, and employment. . In addition to recycling, Goodwill Easterseals provides job training and environmental education to the county’s students.
The Recycling Center, opened in Nov. 2014, is on track to recycle 7 million pounds of material by year’s end. More than 300 cars a day and 500 on Saturdays use the drive up facility to recycle household waste.