Trash, Recycling & Debris Collection
Automated Garbage Collection
All residential garbage collection utilizes automated garbage collection, which is different from the traditional collection process. Automated collection uses a vehicle equipped with a hydraulic arm that will grab, lift and dump the contents of the can into the hopper of the truck without the driver or additional employees having to leave the cab of the truck.
Automated collection has become an industry standard because it is much safer for the employees and more efficient. If your cart is damaged and you need to order a new cart, contact Republic Services at 256-878-6821.
All vegetative debris to be removed by the city from private residences shall be placed by the owner or occupier of the residence at the edge of the yard, on the right-of-way or in an accessible place approved by Republic Services. Vegetative debris consists of:
- Grass clippings
- Tree limbs
Grass clippings and leaves must be bagged, and all debris must be placed in such a way that it does not interfere with vehicle traffic or water flow. All limbs must also be trimmed to lengths not exceeding 8 feet long.
Debris Route Map
You can refer to the Debris Route Map (PDF) to learn your pickup day.
Construction or Landscape Debris
Republic Services will not pick up any debris that is created by paid contractors. If general contractors or landscape professionals are utilized on private property, the contractor must dispose of any waste that is generated.
Items which are hazardous to the environment shall not be placed in trash receptacles, including, but not limited to:
- Other items which are hazardous to the environment
These items are to be either recycled at the Albertville Boaz Recycling Center, if they receive these items, or disposed of in the manner approved by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
The City of Albertville promotes the practice of recycling and strongly encourages all residents to either take recyclable items to the Albertville/Boaz Recycling Center, or utilize curbside recycling collection provided by Republic Services.
Thank you to all who put forth efforts to recycle in our city.