Help Us Protect Our Water


Part of the mission of the Birmingham Water Works is “to maintain, preserve and conserve our precious water resources in order to ensure adequate water quality and supply for future generations.”

In keeping with this notion, Birmingham Water Works is supporting the Jefferson County Department of Health and the Storm Water Management Authority with their annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, held in conjunction with Earth Day.

“Household hazardous waste, particularly paints, oils, cleaners, batteries, and pesticides, disposed of improperly can potentially contaminate local waterways affecting recreational activities, aquatic life, and our water supply,” said Jonika Smith, Jefferson County Department of Health’s Watershed Protection Program.

On April 24 from 8 am until 11:30 am (or until capacity is met), Jefferson County residents may drop off ammunition, appliances, batteries, electronics, household cooking grease, paint, paper shredding, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, prescription medications, and tires for disposal.

Collection sites include First Baptist Church Gardendale (South Location), Classic Car Motoring in Irondale, and City of Bessemer Public Works Laydown Yard. A valid driver’s license or photo ID with an address will be required to validate residency, and businesses are not allowed to participate.

To promote the event, the bill message for April will include details about the event. Also, the PR Team will share information on its social media channels.

For more information:

Household Hazardous Waste 4-24-21