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Fall Cleanup: Keeping curbs, gutters free of leaves and debris

November 11, 2019

Huntsville neighborhood streets and yards are adorned with colorful, fallen leaves. Picturesque – as long as they don’t clog public gutters. As fall settles in, the City of Huntsville is reminding homeowners to keep “road-side facilities,” or in non-municipal terms, curbs, gutters, ditches and sidewalks, free of debris. This includes dirt, trash, debris, gravel, yard waste, grass clippings, grass and weeds. Recently adopted City Ordinance 21-311 helps outline property owner [more]

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Winter Weather Alert: Huntsville municipal offices will be closed, Tuesday, Jan. 29

January 28, 2019

City Hall and municipal offices will be closed, Tuesday, January 29, due to the winter weather and hazardous road conditions. This includes Public Transit, Handi-Ride, Municipal Court, and all municipal services and facilities. Garbage collection will experience delays for the remainder of the week. Residents should place their trash cans curbside on their regularly scheduled day and leave them there until crews can pick them up. For more information about the impact of the weather event on City services, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/WinterWeather.

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City of Huntsville Holiday Hours for week of December 24, 2018

December 21, 2018

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for non essential personnel on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26. Garbage Pick Up Schedule for Week of December 24 City of Huntsville sanitation will not collect garbage on December 24 and 25. View the alternate garbage pick up schedule for the week of December 24. Public Transportation Holiday [more]

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North Huntsville Cleanup Canceled for April 14

April 13, 2018

  This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 23. Due to the possibility of severe weather, the Annual North Huntsville Cleanup, presented by Council Member Devyn Keith and the City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team has been canceled for Saturday, April 14. No makeup date has been determined. When a new date is scheduled, the information will be available on HuntsvilleAL.gov and via the District One and Operation Green Team Facebook pages. More [more]

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Spring Checklist for Maple Hill Cemetery   

March 12, 2018

Maple Hill Cemetery is one of the City’s oldest and largest perpetual care burial grounds. In preparation for the spring season, cemetery staff are asking family members to check the graves of their loved ones and to please remove anything on the ground that might affect lawn care. Spring is also a good time to update ownership records with the cemetery office. If any issues arise, the City will know who [more]

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How to properly dispose of fall leaves

November 13, 2017

Now that fall has sneaked right in, there’s a good chance that your yard is proving the seasons have changed. The autumn leaves are now a challenge for many residents, and for the City of Huntsville as well. Chris McNeese, Director of Public Works for the City of Huntsville, reminds that bagged leaves will be picked up during the regular neighborhood trash pickup routes. “We just ask that residents bag their leaves securely, [more]

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Green Team – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Volunteers Transform Plastic Sacks into Usable Mats

November 10, 2016

Green Team volunteers promote “reduce, reuse, recycle” activities to help keep Huntsville clean and green. One popular program sponsored by The Boeing Company collects used plastic shopping bags for volunteers to weave into thick plastic mats that can be used for a variety of purposes. Today, Boeing and Green Team volunteers donated more than 113 mats they created from 175,000 plastic bags to local organizations supporting the homeless and to charity [more]

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City of Huntsville and Land Trust of North Alabama Partner on New Greenway Master Plan

November 1, 2016

Mayor Tommy Battle announced a new partnership with the Land Trust of North Alabama to revise and expedite a master greenway plan for pedestrian connectivity across the City of Huntsville. Huntsville has constructed about 24 miles out of an ambitious greenway plan that calls for nearly 200 miles of connections. The plan, more than 10 years old, reflects a time when greenways were viewed as recreational amenities. The BIG Picture planning [more]

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Keep Ditto Landing Beautiful by Participating in Clean-Up Day on October 22

October 18, 2016

City of Huntsville Council Member Jennie Robinson, Green Team and the Southeast YMCA are inviting citizens of Huntsville to join them for a community clean-up day at Ditto Landing on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The clean-up day will begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon. Volunteers can register by going to justserve.org or by calling the Southeast YMCA at (256) 883-9622. Cleanup efforts include: Removing tennis court fence Painting parking lot spaces Removing ground [more]

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Hays Nature Preserve Summer Play Days

August 2, 2015

Operation Green Team Presents Play Days at Hays Terrame Natural Playground at Hays Nature Preserve Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11am & 12:30-2pm Saturdays 10-11am & 1-2pm Sessions are FREE and promise to be fun and educational as children, with an adult, explore and learn about the great outdoors. July Schedule Thursday July 2: Investigating Insects (K -6th): Insects are fascinating six-legged creatures that have an important role in nature. Walking along the trails in the Preserve’s [more]

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