The Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA) manages monthly residential, curbside recycling, once a month. Register for a 95-gallon cart HERE.

For more information on what goes in your recycling cart, visit RANA’s website.

Please have your cart to the curb by 7 a.m. on your pickup day and leave 3 feet of clearance around the cart.

Items collected include:


Aluminum cans and steel bi-metal cans. Lids and labels can remain on the cans. Empty and rinse before placing them loosely in the cart.


Newspapers and inserts, magazines and catalogs, junk mail and stationery, computer and printer paper, school and office paper, paperback books and phone books, paper bags. Paper must be dry when placed in the cart.
Shredded paper can be bagged in paper bags, not plastic bags.


Cardboard must be clean, dry and broken down to fit in the cart. Break down boxes to fit inside cart with lid closed.


Including water, soda and condiment bottles, soap containers, milk jugs, and laundry detergent bottles. Empty and rinse the bottles before placing them in the cart. Plastic caps (twist on/off) can be recycled by dropping them off at any Huntsville Fire Station or at participating Huntsville City or private schools. Learn more about the Plastic Cap Recycling Contest for Schools.

If you decide to have your bottle caps recycled by RANA instead of participating in the Plastic Cap Recycling Contest for Schools, you may leave the caps on the bottles.


Clean and dry cartons such as tissue boxes, cereal, pasta and cardboard egg crates.


Glass, pizza boxes, styrofoam, electronics, yard waste, wood, food waste, paint cans, chemicals, plastic wrap or plastic bags, tanglers (hoses, wires, hangers, chains), aerosol cans, aluminium foil, tin pie pans, deli trays or fruit containers/baskets and wide mouth plastics (sour cream, yogurt, and margarine containers).

Batteries, paint cans, used motor oil cans must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste facility, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., 1055 A Cleaner Way.

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Solid Waste Disposal Authority

    5251 Triana Blvd SW,

    Huntsville, AL 35805

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  • Email:

    Doc Holladay

    Executive Director

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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