Please read and print the Garbage Brochure. All of the following information can be found in this brochure. There is also information regarding removal of hazardous materials such as tires, paint cans, motor oil, etc. Garbage Service Procedures: Containers must be on the street adjoining your property by 6:30 A.M. on your day of collection and placed at least 3 feet from any other object. If you have more than one cart, they should be placed 3 feet apart. Containers may be set out after 3:00 P.M. the day before the scheduled collections, and must be removed by midnight the day of collection. At all other times the container must be at the side or rear of your residence. Handles & cart wheels facing the house No Hazard Material will be picked up. All trash must be fully contained in the cart with the lid closed securely. Do not stack anything on top of cart. This prevents spillage of trash on the street. To make sure we can collect your container, place away from vehicles, poles, mailboxes and other obstructions. Trash Collection Procedures: Trash Collection will be weekly. Call 251-679-3182 for pickup. If the driver is unable to run the complete route, then trash pick up will be extended another day. All loose trash must be containerized. Due to the use of a knuckle boom truck, the city will not be able to pick up loose items that are not containerized. Refrigerators put out for pick up must be tagged by a licensed refrigeration service showing that the Freon has been removed. Contractor waste (including Tree Removal, Construction Debris-including carpet, padding, tile, etc.) may NOT be placed curbside. The removal of the debris should be included in their cost and executed by that contactor. Bulk Waste must be placed separately from yard waste as they are taken to different locations. Yard waste must be separated into limbs, leaves, and large trees and stumps. (Bulk Waste includes furniture, boxes, TV’s, etc.) The City Trash Ramp is also open for your convenience on each Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Any trash collection (excluding hazardous material and household garbage) can be taken to the trash ramp located on Catherine Street. TRASH RAMP REQUIREMENTS - VALID DRIVER'S LICSENSE, NAME, ADDRESS. MUST SIGN IN BEFORE DUMPING.IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE TRASH RAMP YOU MAY CALL 251-679-3182 OR BRIDGETT NOLAN AT 251-331-1514.Directions to Trash Ramp: Turn off of Highway 43 by the car wash (Oak Avenue), follow Oak Avenue to the fourth street on the right (Catherine Street), the trash ramp will be on your left hand side a short way up Catherine Street. Turn onto a gravel drive and enter the Trash Ramp location. Please contact the Public Works Call Center at 251-679-3182 for more information. Leaf Collection Procedures: Leaf pick up is done with the leaf vacuum. Leaves must be raked on to the edge of the right of way and not in the street and must be piled up. They can also be placed in your trash cart. Leaf piles cannot be placed over drains or in the ditch.Leaves must be a minimum of (5) feet away from any fire hydrant, mailbox, electrical boxes or light pole. Leaf piles containing brush, garden or yard waste will NOT be picked up. Leaf piles with vehicles parked in front of them will NOT be picked up. Grass clippings and pine straw must be bagged . The City encourages to compost or mulch leaves and grass clippings at your home for a healthier landscape. Please contact the Public Works Call Center at 251-679-3182 or 251-331-1514 when you have loose leave piles, bagged grass clippings, or bagged pine straw so that your address can be placed on a pick up list. Alternative Disposal Information Motor Oil- Contact your local Walmart Service Center (Saraland – 251-675-8000) to dispose of motor oil up to 10 gallons. Vehicle Batteries – contact your local automotive parts store.Household Hazardous Waste & Paint – contact Public Works Call Center at 251-679-3182 or 331-1514 for instructions on disposing of hazardous waste. If a paint can has dried paint, the city will allow the paint can to be disposed in your garbage cart. Tires – contact your local tire store.Rocks & Dirt – can be taken to the trash ramp
THE ONLY DAYS THAT GARBAGE SERVICE WILL NOT RUN ARE THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS, DECEMBER 31, AND NEW YEARS DAY.TRASH RAMP WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 26 AND JANUARY 2.