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Public Works Department

Terry Hatfield, Director
4209 E. Schrimsher Ln.
Huntsville, AL 35805
256-883-3944 Tel
256-883-3954 FAX

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

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

(256) 883-3964

(256) 883-3966

Interactive Sanitation Route Map
Garbage & Trash Guidelines
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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 2015
January 1, 2015 New Year's Day

January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 16, 2015 President's Day (floating holiday)

May 25, 2015 Memorial Day

July 3, 2015 Fourth of July

September 7, 2015 Labor Day

November 11, 2015 Veteran's Day

November 26-27, 2015 Thanksgiving

December 25, 2015 Christmas Day Observed

We will provide specific collection days prior to each holiday.

The City of Huntsville Sanitation schedule for Thanksgiving week is as follows:
Monday, November 23 Monday's garbage and trash will be collected
Tuesday, November 24 Tuesday's garbage and trash will be collected
Wednesday, November 25 Wednesday's garbage and trash will be collected
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving No Pickup
Friday, November 27 Thursday's garbage and trash will be collected

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:
Dixie Bray
Environmental Awareness Officer
Solid Waste Disposal Authority
P O Box 2619
Huntsville, AL 35804
Phone 256-880-6054
Email dbray@swdahsv.org

2015 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - Please note the following closing schedules for The Solid Waste Disposal Authority Landfill and Waste-to-Energy facility for the calendar year 2015.

1st Saturday Household Hazardous Waste Collections - Calendar Year 2015
Where: Huntsville Landfill, 4100 Leeman Ferry Rd (just south of Johnson & Leeman Ferry Rds.), Huntsville
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
(NOTE: if a major holiday occurs on the Friday or Monday before a collection day, it is rescheduled to the 2nd Saturday)

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.


Garbage Map and Schedules

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


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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