Recycling? Is there recycling in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? Yes!

Yay you! Way to be environmentally conscious. We love that! We recycle as much as we can too when home. BUT what do you do with all that recyclable stuff from a beach trip. Can, cans and more cans, plastic bottles, so much more! Drop them off at the Gulf Shores Recycling Drop Off Center!

Gulf Shores Recycling Drop Off Center

160 W. 36th Avenue, Gulf Shores

The City of Gulf Shores operates a drop-off recycling facility located at 160 W. 36th Avenue. All items must be sorted into the proper bins.
Please note we do not accept medical waste, aerosol cans, paint or tires.

Items accepted at the Drop Off Recycling Center:

Plastic Bags
Aluminum Cans
Household Batteries
Glass Jars & Bottles
Scrap Metal
Tin Cans
*Paint, Electronics, and Lightbulbs are accepted periodically. See Special Recycling Dates below.


Other Things you can recycle in the Gulf Shores Area, and Where!

Automotive Batteries and Motor Oil:
These items are locally accepted at the Wal Mart Auto Care Center.
170 E Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores, AL

Gasoline, Household Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, and Insecticide:
Baldwin County Magnolia Landfill 15140 County Road 49 Summerdale, AL 36580
(251) 972-6878

DEA National Prescription Drug Drop Box
Gulf Shores Police Department Lobby 220 Clubhouse Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-2431

Propane Cylinders

Blossman Gas 15455 Co Rd 73, Foley Al 36535
(251) 943-5759

Household Medical Waste:

Please contact your local healthcare provider for proper handling and disposal procedures of household medical waste. For additional information, contact the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Environmental Services Branch at (334)271-7984

Are there recycle bins at beach homes? No.

Generally, recycle bins are not provided for short term rentals. The garbage guys have too much trouble with guests (er, but not you of course!), putting trash in recycle bins, so while you may see blue recycle bins at some beach homes, those are generally reserved for residential use (i.e. not short term rentals) but.. fear not…  you can gather and sort recyclables during your stay and drop them off at the Gulf Shores Recycling Drop Off Center, conveniently located in Gulf Shores, just off Highway 59, on your way out of town! No need to carry them all the way home.