Huntsville Christmas tree and trash disposal


The City of Huntsville has a few special reminders for residents about upcoming holiday trash pickup.

When will your trash be picked up?

Because New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday, the City’s trash pick-up schedule will shift one day from Jan 1-4.  If you typically have a Tuesday pickup, it will be Wednesday, and so on.

What about Christmas trees?

The City’s sanitation crews will remove your Christmas trees and other holiday plants as part of its yard waste pickup program. Put your trees (all decorations, including tinsel, removed) and plants curbside and crews will haul it away.

I have a lot of trash. Is that a problem?

According to the City, for the week after Christmas only, the City will have “overflow forgiveness” and waive its size restrictions (10 cubic yards) of debris. Holiday wrappings and other such material should be bagged as typical household waste.

Chris McNeese, director of the Department of Public Works, said his department will also pick up large boxes, such as those including TVs, as part of the yard waste program. The City requests the boxes are broken down; there’s a two-fold reason for that, McNeese said. One, it compacts better for the sanitation trucks and secondly, it avoids a prominent signal to would-be thieves who could learn what big “toys” you got for Christmas.

What can I recycle?

Green Team reminds residents that boxes can be recycled. Break them down to a manageable for removal during regular recycling pickups.

Source: City of Huntsville

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