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Public Works Department

Chris McNeese, Director
4209 E. Schrimsher Ln.
Huntsville, AL 35805
256-883-3944 Tel
256-883-3954 FAX
Christopher.McNeese@huntsvilleal.gov

ReDonald Scott, Manager
Public Works Complex
4205 E. Schrimsher Ln.
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 883-3964 Tel
(256) 883-3966 FAX


Location:
Public Works Complex, 4205 E. Scrimsher Ln
Huntsville, AL 35805

Phone:
(256) 883-3964

Fax:
(256) 883-3966

Documents/Links:
Interactive Sanitation Route Map
Garbage & Trash Guidelines
Request Forms
Recycling Services



The Sanitation Division is charged with the responsibility of providing garbage collection to residential and commercial solid waste customers. It is also responsible for the collection of trash and yard waste, recycling services and bulky waste for Huntsville's 50,000+ residential solid waste customers.

Sanitation Schedule: City of Huntsville

City of Huntsville holiday schedule for 2016
January 1, 2016 New Year's Day

January 18, 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 15, 2016 Presidents Day

May 30, 2016 Memorial Day

July 4, 2016 Fourth of July

September 5, 2016 Labor Day

November 11, 2016 Veteran's Day

November 24-25, 2016 Thanksgiving

December 26, 2016 Christmas Day Observed

May 30, 2016 Memorial Day
Closed on Monday May 30, 2016
Mondays Garbage and Trash will be collected on Tuesday
Tuesday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Wednesday
Wednesday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Thursday
Thursday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Friday

July 4, 2016 Fourth of July
Closed on Monday July 4, 2016
Mondays Garbage and Trash will be collected on Tuesday
Tuesday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Wednesday
Wednesday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Thursday
Thursday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Friday

September 5, 2016 Labor Day
Closed on Monday September 5, 2016
Mondays Garbage and Trash will be collected on Tuesday
Tuesday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Wednesday
Wednesday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Thursday
Thursday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Friday

November 11, 2016 Veteran's Day
Closed on Friday November 11, 2016
All Garbage and Trash Collections will be on schedule.

November 24 & 25 Thanksgiving Day
Closed on Thursday and Friday November 24 & 25, 2016
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's Collections will all be on schedule
Thursday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Friday

December 26, 2016 Christmas Day
Close December 26, 2016
Mondays Garbage and Trash will be collected on Tuesday
Tuesday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Wednesday
Wednesday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Thursday
Thursday Garbage and Trash will be collected on Friday


The City of Huntsville Sanitation schedule for Christmas and New Year's week is as follows:
City of Huntsville garbage and trash collection will be running a normal schedule during the week of Christmas and the week of New Years.


Recycling Services: The Solid Waste Disposal Authority

The following holidays are observed by the curbside recycling program. If a holiday is not on this list, it will not affect residential curbside recycling.

Thanksgiving Day November 26 - No pickups
Friday, November 27 Thursday recyclables collected.
Saturday, November 28 Friday recyclables collected.

Christmas Day, December 25 - No pickups & No makeup day.
New Year's Day January 1, 2016
Saturday, January 2 Friday recyclables will be collected.

Recycling Questions? Call 256 830 BINS (256 830 2467)

Click here for more information on recycling. For concerns, please contact:
Michelle Williams
Special Projects Coordinator
Solid Waste Disposal Authority
P O Box 2619
Huntsville, AL 35804
Phone 256-880-6054
Email mwilliams@swdahsv.org

2016 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - Please note the following closing schedules for The Solid Waste Disposal Authority Landfill and Waste-to-Energy facility for the calendar year.

1st Saturday Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Residents may dispose their household hazardous waste the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Huntsville Landfill, 4100 Leeman Ferry Road. NOTE: if a major holiday occurs on the Friday or Monday before a collection day, collections are rescheduled to the second Saturday of the month.

January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 11 (2nd Saturday)
August 1
September 12 (2nd Saturday)
October 3
November 7
December 5

Waste Management: Schedule here









Garbage collection is the collection of paper products (including cardboard boxes) and household food waste — generally, anything that comes out of the kitchen or bathroom. Garbage is collected once a week for residential customers, and the fee is $16.50 per month. Additional 90 gallon containers can be obtained for an additional $3 per month. However, any additional containers (or containers swapped out for a larger or smaller size) must be kept a minimum of one year.

Schedule

Garbage Map and Schedules

City of Huntsville Garbage/Trash Guidelines One Day a Week Pick-up - [MORE INFO]

Guidelines

1 To insure the collection of your garbage, please follow these guidelines:

2 Containers must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection.

3 All customers must use the 60 or 90 gallon container provided for them by the
City of Huntsville.

4 Containers must NOT contain debris other than household garbage.

5 Containers must NOT contain unacceptable or hazardous waste such as paint, chemicals, solvents, dead animals, rocks, dirt, construction debris, or medical or biological waste.

6 Containers must be placed at least five feet away from obstructions such as mailboxes, utility poles, or parked cars.

7 Containers must be placed no more than two feet from the curb or road with the arrows on the lid pointing toward the street.

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Automated Garbage Collection

All residential customers are utilizing an automated garbage cart. Automated collection is different from the traditional collection process. With automated collection, a vehicle equipped with a hydraulic arm drives up to the cart, grabs it, and dumps the contents into the hopper of the truck without the driver having to leave the cab. All of Huntsville's garbage routes are fully automated (a traditional rear-load packer using hydraulic flippers). It is planned to have all garbage routes automated within the next two years. Automated collection has become an industry standard in the Public Works field because it is safer and more efficient. The automated process requires only one employee as compared to three on the traditional collection crew, and worker's compensation claims are reduced by the fact that workers do not come in contact with the waste.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste products include household cleaners and chemicals, lawn and garden poisons, batteries (household and car), paints and related products, pool chemicals, any type of solvents or acids, and automotive fluids. You can safely dispose of these products by taking them to the collection center listed below on the first Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. till noon. Solid Waste Disposal Authority Landfill, 4100 Leeman Ferry Road at the Intersection of Johnson Road and Leeman Ferry Road.) If you need more information, you can call the Solid Waste Disposal Authority at 880-6054.





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