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Huntsville Garbage Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Huntsville garbage pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Huntsville is in Alabama with Nashville to the north, Mobile and Birmingham to the south, Dalton to the east, Athens and Madison to the west.

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.

Huntsville Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, enter your address into My Huntsville Services to find your garbage collection day.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Huntsville trash pickup is limited on the holidays listed below. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day beginning with the regular Monday pickups occurring on Tuesday.

In general, if your garbage collection date falls on a holiday, place your can by the curb the evening before the next business day.

  • New Year’s Day (Collections will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 2-6. Residents should leave cans at the curb until they are collected.)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Collections will be delayed by one day)
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day (Collections will be delayed by one day)
  • Juneteenth (Collections will be delayed by one day)
  • Independence Day (On schedule Monday, July 3; collections delayed by one day after July 4)
  • Labor Day (Collections will be delayed by one day)
  • Veterans Day
  • Nov. 23-24 – Thanksgiving (Thursday routes will be collected Friday)
  • Christmas (Collections will be delayed by one day)

Huntsville Trash Collection Map

Huntsville Garbage Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulky items can be scheduled for a special pickup for a fee. Call 256-883-3964 for a quote and to schedule.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Heavy trash is large yard waste, furniture, appliances/white goods, and material from minor household projects such as cabinets or toilets.
  • Pile (including brush) not to exceed four (4) feet in height, ten (10) feet in length and five (5) feet in depth.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Vehicle batteries, parts, oil, tires, antifreeze or vehicles
  • Commercial businesses, commercially generated heavy trash/large yard waste or tree removal service
  • Construction, demolition or remodeling materials (to include but not limited to: drywall, siding, concrete, bricks, blocks, dirt, rocks, roofing material, etc.)
  • Dead animals
  • Barrels, unidentified sealed cans, paint cans, hazardous waste, swimming pool chemicals, water softener salt or chemicals
  • Property vegetation clearance (lot clearing)
  • Any item not accepted at the Transfer Station

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

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

Junk pickup and 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 Huntsville and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Recycling is managed through the Solid Waste Disposal Authority’s contractor, the Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA), and adheres to a separate pick-up schedule. Information regarding recycling pick-ups and holiday schedules can be accessed through RANA’s website or by calling (256) 880-6054.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Huntsville?

Residents may call 256-883-3964 for pricing and to schedule a pickup for bulky items.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, enter your address into My Huntsville Services.

What time does trash collection start?

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

How can I contact the Huntsville Public Works Department?

Sanitation Office
4205 East Schrimsher Lane
Huntsville, AL 35805


Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Huntsville 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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