Alabaster sets dates for 11th annual Clean Sweep

Published 4:51 pm Monday, March 25, 2024

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By NOAH WORHAM | Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Residents will once again have the opportunity to do some spring cleaning around the city and dispose of unwanted paper in their homes during Alabaster’s 11th annual Clean Sweep.

This year’s Clean Sweep comes in two forms with a roadway cleanup event on Saturday, April 6 and a paper shred and e-cycle event on Saturday, April 20.

“The city is excited to offer the residents an opportunity to dispose of items that they may have had stored up in their house for years,” Councilmember Stacy Rakestraw said.

The paper shred and e-cycle event will be held on April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at 10111 Highway 119 in Alabaster. The event is intended for Alabaster residents only and offers free paper shredding with a limit of five file boxes of paper per household.

“We make it very convenient for them to drive through and our volunteers gladly unload their vehicles of any paper or electronics, that they need securely shredded or disposed of,” Rakestraw said. “It is nice to get to talk to and help the residents as they come through. The volunteers are always fun to work with as well, and we have a good time serving others.”

There is a $12 disposal fee per CRT monitor, a $10 hard drive shredding fee and a 35 cents per pound charge for all TVs at the e-cycling event.

The following is a list of accepted items for e-cycling:

  • PCs, including laptops
  • Servers
  • Cell phone and tablets
  • Satellite and cable boxes
  • Gaming systems and components
  • Stereos and radios
  • Switches and firewalls
  • Printers and fax machines
  • VCRs and DVD players
  • Remote controls
  • MP3 players
  • A/C adapters and other cables
  • LCD monitors, CRT monitors
  • Ink and toner cartidges
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Hard drives, including external
  • Speakers
  • Cameras
  • Modems and routers
  • CD players
  • Appliances
  • Consumer electronics
  • Battery backups
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Standalone copiers
  • TVs

The following is a list of items that are not accepted for e-cycling:

  • Broken, leaking or corroded batteries
  • Projection TVs
  • Items containing mercury
  • Lightbulbs
  • Paint, adhesives, caulk, solvents or thinners
  • Items too large to safely handle. Anything that would break a pallet or cannot be loaded onto a truck and moved around a warehouse.
  • Flammable or combustible materials
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Pressurized containers
  • Household refuse

On April 6, the city will engage in roadway cleanup and the city is currently accepting volunteers for the pickup event. Those interested in registering are asked to email Rakestraw at The registration deadline is Friday, March 29.