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 2015
January 1, 2015 New Year’s Day
January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 16, 2015 President's Day (floating holiday)
May 25, 2015 Memorial Day
July 3, 2015 Fourth of July
September 7, 2015 Labor Day
November 11, 2015 Veteran’s Day
November 26-27, 2015 Thanksgiving
December 25, 2015 Christmas Day Observed
We will provide specific collection days prior to each holiday.
Recycling Services: The Solid Waste Disposal Authority
2015 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.
Memorial Day May 25 -- No pickups.
Tuesday, May 26 Monday recyclables collected.
Wednesday, May 27 Tuesday recyclables collected.
Thursday, May 28 Wednesday recyclables collected.
Friday, May 29 Thursday recyclables collected.
Saturday, May 30 Friday recyclables collected.
Labor Day, September 7 -- No pickups
Tuesday, September 8 Monday recyclables collected.
Wednesday, September 9 Tuesday recyclables collected.
Thursday, September 10 Wednesday recyclables collected.
Friday, September 11 Thursday recyclables collected.
Saturday, September 12 Friday recyclables collected.
Thanksgiving Day November 26 – No pickups
Friday, November 27 Thursday recyclables collected.
Saturday, November 28 Friday recyclables collected.
Christmas Day, December 25 – No pickups & No makeup day.
New Year’s Day January 1, 2016
Saturday, January 2 Friday recyclables will be 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.