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Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 11, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential curbside collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 16-20. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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City of Huntsville Christmas tree and trash disposal tips

December 29, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville Christmas tree and trash disposal tips

The City of Huntsville will observe the New Year’s holiday on Monday, Jan. 2, which means City’s garbage collections will be delayed one day the week of Jan 2-6. Some routes may experience further delays because of the winter weather event earlier this week that impacted road conditions. Here are some helpful tips for residents to keep in mind: Christmas trees The City’s sanitation crews will haul away Christmas trees and other holiday plants [more]

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Christmas Cleanup: Holiday trash and tree recycling, Jan. 7

December 21, 2022 Click to view Christmas Cleanup: Holiday trash and tree recycling, Jan. 7

Wait! You don’t have to trash that live Christmas tree after the holidays. Operation Christmas Cleanup will recycle your “undressed” tree along with plain cardboard boxes, batteries and old electronics at no cost to you. This limited recycling collection event will take place Saturday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at two locations: John Hunt Park, 2315 Airport Road, and Madison City Schools Stadium, 211 Celtic Drive. Here’s what you [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Dec. 26 for Christmas

December 21, 2022 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Dec. 26 for Christmas

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will close Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27. The closure will affect the following City services: Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Dec. 26-30. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Public Transit: Orbit fixed-route and Access paratransit services will end at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. There will be [more]

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Put down roots in Huntsville at Mayor’s Tree Planting Day

October 24, 2022 Click to view Put down roots in Huntsville at Mayor’s Tree Planting Day

Did you know autumn is the best time of year to plant trees in the South? Mayor Tommy Battle and the City of Huntsville’s Green Team are taking advantage of the cooler temps and sunny skies to plant 350 trees at John Hunt Park – and they need your help! Grow the City’s beautiful tree canopy by planting saplings during the Mayor’s Tree Planting Day from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, [more]

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Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee seeks public input 

October 5, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee seeks public input 

As Huntsville grows, City leaders are focused on long-term successful gains for people who live, work and play in the community. This includes a watchful eye on Huntsville’s natural and built environment.  Mayor Tommy Battle recently asked area leaders with interest and expertise in this area to form a committee and examine contributing factors to long-term environmental sustainability in metro Huntsville.   “Environmental challenges directly impact our quality of life,” said Mayor Battle. [more]

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A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge winners announced!

August 30, 2022 Click to view A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge winners announced!

A Cut Above, the inaugural District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge, started with a simple vision. Council Member Devyn Keith, who grew up and still resides in D1, set out to host a friendly competition between neighbors, while also inspiring citizens to keep their yards looking their best. The front-yard challenge launched Wednesday, July 6, and concluded Saturday, Aug. 6. Citizens in District 1 competed for up to three titles, a prize [more]

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Huntsville Beautification Awards winners announced

August 10, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Beautification Awards winners announced

Mayor Tommy Battle joined the Huntsville Beautification Board and City Council President John Meredith at a Beautification Awards ceremony Friday, Aug. 5, at Oakwood University’s Community Health Action Center. In the first Beautification Awards ceremony since 2019, area businesses and landscapers were recognized for outstanding efforts to keep properties clean, visually pleasing and well-maintained. The Beautification Board, which judged more than 500 properties, gave Beautification Awards to 386 properties. The Mayor’s Award, [more]

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Green Team launches survey to evaluate sources, scale of litter in Huntsville

August 5, 2022 Click to view Green Team launches survey to evaluate sources, scale of litter in Huntsville

Huntsville’s Green Team wants to know what you think about litter. As part of the City’s larger commitment to being responsible stewards of our environment, Green Team is conducting a city-wide survey through Aug. 31 to receive public input on litter. Green Team is the City’s division responsible for litter prevention as well as environmental outreach and education. TAKE GREEN TEAM’S LITTER SURVEY “Even with our wonderful volunteer groups, it’s hard for a [more]

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Huntsville to celebrate Earth Day with free event at Hays Nature Preserve

April 19, 2022 Click to view Huntsville to celebrate Earth Day with free event at Hays Nature Preserve

Free, family-friendly fun is coming to Hays Nature Preserve at 7153 U.S. 431 South, this weekend in observance of Earth Day. The City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team invites the public to come celebrate Mother Earth on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a day of nature-based entertainment and activities for the whole family. “Earth Day is one of our favorite days of the year because it gives [more]

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