Lee County currently recycles newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, shredded paper, cardboard, scrap metal, and white goods (appliances). Bins for newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, shredded paper, #1 – 7 plastic and cardboard.
Why is recycling important?
- Recycling preserves precious natural resources: Recycling items rather than using raw materials to make new things preserves the planet’s natural resources which, in the face of population growth and growing demand, won’t last forever.
- It saves energy: Recycling materials uses less energy than extracting, processing, and transporting raw materials to make new products.
- Helps us keep our county clean and litter free.
For several years now, Environmental Services has been dedicated to recycling mixed paper, cardboard, #1 and 7 plastic, and scrap metal. Our experience has taught us that if you make recycling available, people will recycle. The goal of Environmental Services is to continue to recycle as much of our solid waste as possible, a goal that is possible with the continued support of the citizens of Lee County.
To aid in that goal, there are three recycling location sites available for the community, with two located in Beauregard and one in Beulah.
Beauregard Station #4; Highway 51 in Marvyn Beauregard Station #2; Lee Road 401 Beulah Station #3; Lee Road 379
Our main facility, 801 Williamson Avenue in Opelika, AL 36804, is accessible by appointment only. Please call 334-737-7013 Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment or for any questions you may have.