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Tuscaloosa Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

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

The City of Tuscaloosa is in Alabama with Birmingham, Hoover to the northeast, Montgomery and Auburn to the southeast, and Northport to the northwest.

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.

Tuscaloosa Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.tuscaloosa.com/garbage-trash

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2024 
*Thursday’s garbage, trash and recycling collection will be picked up on Friday. 
Day following ThanksgivingFriday, November 24, 2024
Christmas EveThe City will observe Christmas Eve on Friday, December 22, 2024 (due to Christmas Day falling on Monday, December 25, 2024 and Christmas Eve falling on Sunday, December 24, 2024)
Christmas DayMonday, December 25, 2024

*Garbage, trash and recycling routes will be delayed one day this week.  

Tuscaloosa Trash Collection Map

Tuscaloosa Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.tuscaloosa.com/garbage-trash for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Bulky items (old furniture, unwanted toys, etc.)
  • Limbs and brush
  • Bagged leaves and grass clippings; pine straw
  • Rocks, bricks and demolition waste generated by family units
  • Appliances – collected separately from regular trash; will be recycled

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household garbage
  • Hazardous waste (paint, light bulbs, batteries, chemicals, etc.)
  • Recyclable materials
  • Tires
  • Loose glass (In order for crews to collect, glass must be broken into small pieces and placed inside a box that is taped shut)
  • Any waste generated by a contractor, landscaper or tree cutter
  • Recyclable electronics – must be dropped off at the Richard A. Curry Environmental Complex at 3440 Kauloosa Ave.

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

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.tuscaloosa.com/recycle

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Tuscaloosa?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.tuscaloosa.com/garbage-trash

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.tuscaloosa.com/garbage-trash

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 Tuscaloosa Public Works Department?

Physical Address

3440 Reese Phifer Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.



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