Yard Debris Pick Up
The Street Department picks up clippings and yard debris placed curbside by citizens in residential areas. They will pick up limbs 5 feet or less in length and 50 pounds or less in weight, properly bagged leaves and bagged grass clippings. Residents should make sure that the removal of all discarded materials is included in all price quotes by contractors. Regular household garbage will not be picked up by the Street Department.
Trash and yard debris should be placed curbside no later than 6 a.m. on Monday to ensure that is will be picked up during that week. It should be placed in a clear area, not around utility boxes, power or cable lines, under trees, or around traffic or street signs. Never place trash or debris in or around storm drains.
Items Not Accepted
Items discarded by contractors doing home improvements or lawn maintenance for residents will not be picked up by the Street Department.
Spring Clean-Up Day
Each year the city offers a Spring Clean-up Day during the month of April. It’s the perfect time to clean out the attic or basement and get rid of unwanted items. Examples include broken lawn furniture, swing-sets, household furniture, appliances (excluding refrigerators), etc. The service provider will not pick up hazardous materials such as paints, insecticides, batteries, tires, refrigerators, gas grills, etc. Items must be curbside by 7 a.m. Please recycle unwanted items in good condition by contributing them to a local charity. You may call the Salvation Army pick up at 205-252-8151 or Hannah Home pick up at 205-856-1234.
Shelby County Landfill Free Days
Shelby County offers two free days each year for residents to use the Shelby County Landfill. The landfill does not accept toxic materials. If you have questions, please call 205-669-3737.