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 2014
January 1, 2014 New Year’s Day
January 20, 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day
July 4, 2014 Fourth of July
September 1, 2014 Labor Day
November 11, 2014 Veteran’s Day
November 27-28, 2014 Thanksgiving
December 25-26, 2014 Christmas Day Observed
We will provide specific collection days prior to each holiday.
The City of Huntsville Sanitation schedule for Columbus Day week is as follows:
On Normal Schedule
Recycling Services: The Solid Waste Disposal Authority
2014 Holiday Schedule - Residential Curbside Recycling Huntsville, Madison & Madison County, Alabama
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 Holiday Week
Monday, November 24 On Schedule.
Tuesday, November 25 On Schedule.
Wednesday, November 26 On Schedule.
Thursday, November 27 Closed.
Friday, November 28 Thursday recyclables collected.
Saturday, November 29 Friday recyclables collected.
Christmas Day Holiday Week
Monday, December 22 Monday recyclables collected.
Tuesday, December 23 Tuesday recyclables collected.
Wednesday, December 24 Wednesday recyclables collected.
Thursday, December 25 Closed. No make-up day.
Friday, December 26 Friday recyclables collected.
New Year's Day Holiday Week
Monday, December 29 Monday recyclables collected.
Tuesday, December 30 Tuesday recyclables collected.
Wednesday, December 31 Wednesday recyclables collected.
Thursday, January 1, Closed.
Friday, January 2 Thursday recyclables collected.
Saturday, January 3 Friday recyclables collected.
Recycling Questions? Call 256 830 BINS (256 830 2467)
Click here for more information on recycling. For concerns, please contact:
Environmental Awareness Officer
Solid Waste Disposal Authority
P O Box 2619
Huntsville, AL 35804
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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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.