Thanksgiving Day is Thursday Nov 23rd and may impact your pickup schedule

Decatur AL Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Decatur AL trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Decatur is in Alabama with Athens to the north, Birmingham to the south, Madison and Huntsville to the northeast.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Decatur AL Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Monday, January 2 – Office Closed in Observance of New Year’s Day
    • No changes.
  • Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day
    • No changes.
  • Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day
    • All routes will be one day behind. Friday’s routes will run on Monday, July 10.
  • Friday, November 10 – Veterans Day
    • Friday’s route will run on Monday, November 13.
  • Thursday – Friday, November 23-24 – Thanksgiving
    • Thursday’s route will run on Friday, November 24.
    • Friday’s route will run on Monday, November 27.
  • Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
    • No changes.

Decatur AL Trash Collection Map

Decatur AL Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

If you have questions, please call the Environmental Services office at 256-341-4740 so we may help you determine what can be placed out for collection.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Small cabinets, toilets, carpet and other items from homeowner repairs.
  • Limbs cut to less than 12 feet in length and less than 12 inches in diameter.
  • All types of appliances and furniture.
  • Fencing panels from small repairs (think one to three panels).
  • Small piles of shingles from minor repairs.
  • Leaves that are placed behind the curb. Do not put limbs and other debris on leaf piles at curb during “leaf season” when we are using vacuum machines for collection (roughly October – January). Bagging leaves is acceptable and will expedite the removal process.
  • Small (think wheel barrow full) piles of brick, rock and other items from the homeowner.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Excessive fencing from a contractor or homeowner repair will not be collected. Please call 256-341-4740 if you have questions or you are not sure.
  • No shingles from a contractor will be collected.
  • Hazardous waste

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Decatur AL and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Decatur AL?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

If you have questions, please call the Environmental Services office at 256-341-4740 so we may help you determine what can be placed out for collection.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

Have your carts out on your collection day with directional arrows pointing to street or alley. If you have street collection, set carts behind curb or on shoulder if no curb… not in gutter line or street. Roll them back to a safe place near your house by 7:00 P.M. You are responsible for the safekeeping and cleanliness of your assigned cart(s).

How can I contact the Decatur AL Public Works Department?

Environmental Services
Phone: (256) 341-4740
Fax: (256) 341-4747

7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Friday

Solid Waste Department Administrator:
Erin Mowery

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Decatur AL trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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