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If unsure about your eligibility to receive City garbage, trash, and recycling collection services, call Tuscaloosa 311.
Garbage includes the everday household waste generated by citizens or businesses. To prevent litter and protect collection crews, all items must be bagged and place inside the City-regulated garbage cart. Bags of garbage left on the ground will not be collected by City crews.
Trash includes tree and lawn trimmings, leaves, pine straw, rocks, bricks and demolition waste generated by the occupant. Trash piles must be placed at the curb and kept with 5 feet from parked cars, trees, mailboxes, or away from overhead tree limbs or utility lines. These obstructions prevent trash crews from accessing the trash pile safely. Trash items generated by a paid contractor (including construction debris, limbs or grass clippings) will not be collected by City crews. It will be the paid contractor or landscaper's responsibility to remove such debris.
Yes. The environmental services division has a disabled collection program for citizens who require this accommodation temporarily or permanently.
This program requires a physician review and signature, and must be renewed each year.
Call Tuscaloosa 311 for more information.
Garbage carts are assigned to the property and can be obtained once a water account is established. Property owners (not tenants) must call Tuscaloosa 311 to submit this request.
Click here to view the map for weekly garbage, trash, and recycling collection.
All garbage carts, trash piles, and recycling bins should be placed on the curb before 6:00 A.M. (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and before 7:00 A.M. (Labor Day through Memorial Day).
Emptied carts and bins must be removed from the curb by 8:00 A.M. the day after collection
The property owner (not tenant) must call Tuscaloosa 311 to request a garbage cart repair or replacement.
Touring the recycling plant is a great way for citizens, business, and students to see the City’s recycling process up close. Tours are free and available year-round, but must be scheduled in advance.
Click here to fill out the request form.