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Public Works Department

Trash & Yard Waste Collection

Collection Schedule Guidelines Items not Collected

Trash collection is the collection of containerized yard waste such as grass clippings, twigs, hedge clippings, junk or rubbish. Generally, it's anything that doesn't come out of the kitchen or bathroom. The City of Huntsville provides weekly trash collection service for its residents. The cost for this service is included in the monthly fee for residential solid waste collection.

Collection Schedule

Maps, Schedules & Holidays

PLEASE NOTE NEW SCHEDULE (Begins Oct. 31, 2005): City of Huntsville Garbage/Trash Guidelines One Day a Week Pick-up - [MORE INFO]

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The following are the collection guidelines that must be met in order to insure collection of your trash or yard waste:

1 Containers must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m.

2 All trash or yard waste that is able to fit into a container must be placed in one before it will be collected

3 All building material such as planks, boards, siding, and the like, which is the result of home improvements the homeowner has done must be placed in a container for collection. If this material is not placed in a container, a fee will be assessed in the amount of $45 per 1/4 boom load, with the minimum fee being $45.

4 Containers must NOT be blocked by vehicles, vegetation or other obstructions

5 Containers must NOT exceed 32 gallons and must be designed for residential solid waste collection

6 Containers must NOT weigh more than 50 pounds.

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Items not Collected

Containers must NOT contain debris other than trash or yard waste

Some common items that are NOT collected by the City include building or renovation materials resulting from a contractor's work; rocks, bricks, cinderblocks, or dirt; shingles, or concrete; tree limbs or trimmings resulting from land clearing, contractors, or commercial workers.

Containers must NOT contain unacceptable or hazardous waste such as paint, chemicals, solvents, dead animals, rocks, dirt, shingles, concrete, construction debris or any debris resulting from a contractor's work, or medical or biological waste

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