Sustainable Montevallo

Sustainable Montevallo This page is dedicated to informative and educational messages for the City of Montevallo regarding sustainable initiatives.

Please share‼️We'll be at Montevallo Farmers' Market on Monday with hard copy applications and more information.You can ...
06/09/2020
ADECA Alabama Department of Economic And Community Affairs

Please share‼️

We'll be at Montevallo Farmers' Market on Monday with hard copy applications and more information.

You can also call 334-262-4300 if you're interested or would like more information.

We're administering these grants to assist some of Alabama's most vulnerable residents be better prepared for the hot summer months.

Southern Company, the parent company of Alabama Power, has announced plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions across i...
06/03/2020
Southern Company announces transition to net-zero carbon emissions goal

Southern Company, the parent company of Alabama Power, has announced plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its system by 2050. 🔌💡🔋

"The net zero goal makes sense for the climate and for economic reasons," says Southern.

Note that there are some concerns about lack of plan details, and use of carbon sequestering to meet goals.

Southern Company today moved to a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. The company also reaffirmed its intermediate goal of a 50 percent reduction of GHG emissions from 2007 levels by 2030. These are enterprise-wide goals across all electric and gas....

T.G.I.F! Take some time this weekend with your coffee☕️ and eggs🍳 and review Montevallo’s Draft Comprehensive Plan. Your...
05/29/2020
City of Montevallo

T.G.I.F! Take some time this weekend with your coffee☕️ and eggs🍳 and review Montevallo’s Draft Comprehensive Plan. Your feedback is CRUCIAL! 📣💬

Please take time out of your day to review the comprehensive plan and provide feedback to our planning team. This plan is responsible for shaping Montevallo's future (zoning, ordinances, market analyses, and much more) for the next 5-15 years! We need your help to make sure this comprehensive plan fits with Montevallo's community goals.

Click the link below to visit the Making Montevallo project website and view the comprehensive plan! There is a simple form that you can use to provide feedback right on the site, and other options available. All details are listed on the Making Montevallo project website.

We need your help, Montevallo! #LoveMontevallo

https://www.makingmontevallo.com/draft-documents.html

The Recycling Center will be closed on Monday May 25th for Memorial Day. Thank you to all who have served! 🇺🇸❤️💙
05/23/2020

The Recycling Center will be closed on Monday May 25th for Memorial Day. Thank you to all who have served! 🇺🇸❤️💙

Renewable energy sources account for the largest portion of new generating capacity in 2020, driving EIA’s forecast of 1...
05/14/2020
In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

Renewable energy sources account for the largest portion of new generating capacity in 2020, driving EIA’s forecast of 11% growth in renewable generation by the electric power sector. Renewable energy is typically dispatched whenever it is available because of its low operating cost.

The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big.

Hey Hey Hey! ♻️👋🗣📢There are two America's Thrift Stores Donation Bins at the Recycling Center for you to donate your clo...
05/08/2020
What to Donate to a Thrift Store | Americas Thrift Stores

Hey Hey Hey! ♻️👋🗣📢
There are two America's Thrift Stores Donation Bins at the Recycling Center for you to donate your clothes, furniture, household and entertainment items.

Montevallo is pleased to begin a partnership with American’s Thrift Store as a way to maximize the City’s waste reduction efforts and keep reusable items out of the landfill. The waste reduction goals set by our sustainability division align with those of America’s Thrift Store, where all donations benefit Make-A-Wish. We hope this becomes a successful, long term relationship

Please use the link below to see what is and is not accepted. For example, mattresses are not accepted for donations for sanitary reasons.

You can donate clothes, furniture, sofas, household items, electronics, entertainment, and even a vehicle.

Recyclables need to be loose when brought to the center. There are SEPARATE bins to recycle plastic bags. This greatly i...
05/04/2020

Recyclables need to be loose when brought to the center. There are SEPARATE bins to recycle plastic bags.

This greatly impacts the value of Montevallo's recycling. We can do better Montevallo! If you see someone doing this, tell them!

Take some time today before heading to the Recycling Center to separate your recyclables! The list is below:Plastic film...
05/03/2020

Take some time today before heading to the Recycling Center to separate your recyclables! The list is below:

Plastic film is also accepted!

See you then! Don't forget your mask! Happy recycling!♻️

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. The recycling center is reopening Monday May 4th under n...
04/30/2020

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. The recycling center is reopening Monday May 4th under new protocols. Masks are REQUIRED and only one person is allowed out of the vehicle at a time. We'll see you Monday (6ft apart)!

Happy Earth Day!🌎💚🌳To be as environmentally and economically sustainable as possible, we're working to achieve great ene...
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day!🌎💚🌳
To be as environmentally and economically sustainable as possible, we're working to achieve great energy efficiency 💡🔌🔋and save the city money💸💰! We are in the beginning stages of identifying ways to implement energy efficient technologies across all municipal buildings and parks with a short payback period and cost savings focus.

Here is an list of ways you can reduce your energy costs and increase efficiency in your home!

https://www.energystar.gov/products/energy_star_home_tips

T-minus 2 days until Earth Day! 🌎💚♻️Check out these actions like reading a book that brings the outdoors in, go zero was...
04/20/2020
Take the Earth Day Daily Challenge | Earth Day

T-minus 2 days until Earth Day! 🌎💚♻️

Check out these actions like reading a book that brings the outdoors in, go zero waste for a day, go plant based for 1 meal/day this week, or do a DIY art project with recycled items!

Join the Earth Day Challenge, a 22-day series that will connect people through daily challenges to take action today, and every day, for our planet.

Please consider spending the next 7 minutes taking Montevallo's Digital Sustainability Planning Survey. Produced by the ...
04/08/2020
City of Montevallo Sustainability Planning Survey

Please consider spending the next 7 minutes taking Montevallo's Digital Sustainability Planning Survey.

Produced by the University of Montevallo Environmental Studies Capstone Course -- your input is vital for a more sustainable city.

The survey is mobile friendly and takes less than 10 minutes! LIVE UNTIL APRIL 15TH! Stay Safe everyone!

The City of Montevallo is working on a Sustainability Plan, and we want your input! A Sustainability Plan will help the City utilize resources more efficiently, preserve our most precious community spaces, and help us reduce our impact on the environment so future generations can enjoy Montevallo as...

We encourage everyone to collect their recyclables and bring them to the center when we reopen. Thank you for understand...
04/01/2020

We encourage everyone to collect their recyclables and bring them to the center when we reopen. Thank you for understanding!

"We can still exercise our responsibility to act for environmental health. We can use this solitary time to reassess our...
03/31/2020
11 actions for the planet during a pandemic | Earth Day

"We can still exercise our responsibility to act for environmental health. We can use this solitary time to reassess our current habits and develop new ones that are better for the planet" #COVID19 #gogreen

11 ways to take action for the planet while social distancing — we hope they’ll stick, even after our global health crisis subsides.

Keeping yourself busy while you're social distancing by gardening? Check out these tips to start gardening with your reg...
03/26/2020
12 Seed Starting Ideas using Recycled Materials

Keeping yourself busy while you're social distancing by gardening? Check out these tips to start gardening with your regular households items!

Gardening🌷 + Reusing♻️ = Sustainable Perfection🤩

Ideas for starting off your seeds in recycled materials and containers including toilet paper rolls, eggshells, and upcycled plastic cloches

Less transportation, changes in food choices, and shopping in bulk during the coronavirus outbreak has altered our globa...
03/18/2020
Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too

Less transportation, changes in food choices, and shopping in bulk during the coronavirus outbreak has altered our global greenhouse emissions...the question is: "Will any of the low-carbon behaviors that people have adopted persist after the crisis passes?"

Isolation and other shifts in behavior during the coronavirus outbreak could also alter our greenhouse gas emissions. But will the changes stick?

Conserving Resources, Eliminating Single Use, and Flattening the Curve! Check out some tips below!
03/16/2020

Conserving Resources, Eliminating Single Use, and Flattening the Curve!
Check out some tips below!

03/02/2020
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Rethink, Reuse, Reduce, and Refuse single use and wasteful products! Everyone can make small changes to make a BIG difference. ♻️

For Alabama: Shelby County, including Montevallo, residents generate 3.8 pounds of waste per day and the HWY 70 Landfill takes 850 TONS of waste daily...😱😱

No Waste For 30 Days?! // via BuzzFeed Video

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW (signs)!! ♻️😍Check out the before, progress, and after pictures of the recycling ce...
02/27/2020

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW (signs)!! ♻️😍
Check out the before, progress, and after pictures of the recycling center!

Thank you to ADEM for allowing us to use their trailer during our renovations! ADEM has made this process much easier, a...
02/25/2020

Thank you to ADEM for allowing us to use their trailer during our renovations! ADEM has made this process much easier, and cheaper for the City. Thank you for allowing us to reach our goals, ADEM!

Remember: our renovations and new hours begin today! Thank you for your patience and please pardon our appearance while ...
02/21/2020

Remember: our renovations and new hours begin today! Thank you for your patience and please pardon our appearance while we are under renovations.

Thank you for your patience while we figured out what can and cannot be recycled. Check below for an updated list on wha...
02/18/2020

Thank you for your patience while we figured out what can and cannot be recycled. Check below for an updated list on what is and isn't accepted at the Montevallo Recycling Center. New and improved signs are being installed soon at the center! ♻️

The Montevallo Recycling Center will be temporarily barricaded from Wednesday, February 19th until Friday, February 28th...
02/12/2020

The Montevallo Recycling Center will be temporarily barricaded from Wednesday, February 19th until Friday, February 28th, pending good weather. During the period while the recycling center is being renovated, there will be a trailer stationed at the center for residents to continue recycling their household materials. The trailer was graciously provided by ADEM to help Montevallo make recycling as streamlined as possible. Beginning on February 19th, the recycling center will have new hours of operations, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The temporary trailer will be accepting plastic #1 and #2 (bottles, jugs, and jars), aluminum cans, office paper and newspaper, and cardboard. The trailer will be available for use from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. While the trailer is in use, please contact the City of Montevallo to schedule appointments for large recycling loads.

We always appreciate passion for Montevallo and the Recycling Center and welcome personal communication by calling 205-732-0538 or sending an email at [email protected] so we can talk through solutions.

Hey Montevallo! For the next 6 months, collect and drop off your plastic film at City Hall or Lucky’s Foodland in the de...
02/03/2020

Hey Montevallo!

For the next 6 months, collect and drop off your plastic film at City Hall or Lucky’s Foodland in the designated Trex bins. If we can collect 500lbs or 40,500 bags, Trex will donate a bench to our city!

Plastic film includes grocery bags, bread bags, newspaper sleeves, cereal bags, and produce bags. All plastic bags must be clean, dry and free of food residue.

Are you up for the challenge? Ready, set, recycle!

The City donated some gently used binders to Shelby Emergency Assistance yesterday! The binders will be used in SEA's Pr...
01/09/2020

The City donated some gently used binders to Shelby Emergency Assistance yesterday! The binders will be used in SEA's Project School Supplies! Thanks SEA for letting us donate and reduce our waste. ♻️🌎👏

How have you been green today? Comment below!
01/07/2020

How have you been green today? Comment below!

This page will be used to help disseminate information, provide current events, and answer questions about sustainabilit...
01/03/2020

This page will be used to help disseminate information, provide current events, and answer questions about sustainability within the City. Initiatives include rethinking the way the recycling center operates, waste reduction programs, and green business recognitions, to start!

We ask that you invite your friends, family, and neighbors to like this page as a way to be kept in the loop about sustainability in Montevallo! Feel free to message us with any questions you may have and we will be sure to answer them as soon as possible.

Sustainable Montevallo
01/03/2020

Sustainable Montevallo

Address

1120 Overland Rd
Montevallo, AL
35115

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+12057320538

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Comments

Where is there a container for the light weight plastics we were collecting for benches?
I'm bring some cardboard and some of the packages included large amounts of styrofoam. Is there a dumpster on site for styrofoam or do I throw it away with my home trash? Thanks
I know the center accepts aluminum soda cans, but do you also take the metal veggie cans?
hi! sometimes I have metal I would like to recycle other than aluminum cans. It is usually not enough to warrant a trip to the scrap yard. (Scrap yards tend to be loud and dirty too.) Would it be possible to start a day every few months for people to drop off scrap metal items such as steel cans, pie pans etc.? thanks for all you do!
Are there any recycling centers in the city? Just moved here from Hoover