Nothing is worse than missing your trash day. You have to wait for the next pickup and deal with the unwanted stinky smell.

So, you better never miss your Huntsville trash day!

Well, we are here to ensure it. In this article, we’ll guide you about Huntsville trash pickup, recycling, and holiday schedule. 

1. Huntsville Trash Pickup 2024

Residential garbage is collected weekly, and the pickup begins at 7 am on your assigned day. Here’s how to find your next collection day:

  • Navigate to My Huntsville Services (Click here)
  • Add your street address in the search bar
  • Your trash collection information will be displayed

Moreover, don’t forget to roll out carts on the curb on time. Otherwise, the garbage will not be collected.

2. Huntsville Recycling Schedule


Recyclables are collected weekly from the curbside. However, residents can also dispose of recyclables at nearby landfills. To find out more about your recycling schedule, click here

  • The pickup is delayed and pushed to the next day on all statutory holidays.
  • Accepted items intermixed with unaccepted items will not be picked up.

Moreover, don’t toss food leftovers or greasy boxes in your recycling bin as it will make unwanted smells.

Accepted Items For Huntsville Recycling

Aluminum and Steel cans, all types of paper including junk mail, Flatten cardboard, #1 and #2 plastic bottles, paper cartons, tissue boxes, and egg crates.

Unaccepted Items

Glass, pizza boxes, Styrofoam, electronics, yard waste, paint cans, plastic wraps, tanglers, Aerosol cans, deli trays, and wide-mouth plastic containers.

For Batteries: Batteries can be either recycled at the nearest center, or residents must place them in a cart for automated pickup. 

For Motor Oil: The new drive-thru Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility at 1055 A Cleaner Way accepts used motor oil. Learn more about the process at

3. Huntsville Bulk Trash Pickup 2024

Bulky items are collected from the curbside at a small fee. Tree limbs up to 10 cubic yards will be collected without any charge. But residents have to pay $45 for every next 5 cubic yards. 

  • Don’t place your large items near water meters or low-hanging branches.
  • Tree limbs must not exceed 5 feet in length.
  • Dirt or construction debris will not be collected.

Keep in mind that along with large items, yard waste must not exceed over 50 pounds. Also, residents need to place all electronics to curb themselves.

Accepted Items For Bulk Pickup

Broken or old furniture, appliances, cabins, toilets, and heavy yard waste. Remember, the pile of bulk trash can’t exceed 4 feet in height, 10 feet in length, and 5 feet in depth.

Unaccepted Items For Huntsville Bulk Pickup

Tree stumps, vehicle batteries, paint, tires, large toys, vehicle parts, dead animals, large cardboard, items that can be recycled, and construction debris.

4. Got Large Items That City Won’t Pick Up? You Need To Hire Private Junk Haulers!

Private junk removal companies will pick up almost every type of large trash, charging a small fee. Well, while requesting the city’s government, you have to do all the hard work, even paying a fee. That’s why it’s better to hire a private hauler.

With a hauler, all you need to do is hire them, and they’ll do all the hard work, from picking up trash to disposing of it properly. Usually, hiring a private junk removal will cost you anywhere between $450 to $600.

Here’s the list of the top 7 junk haulers in Huntsville:

Company NameContact Info
Valley Junk Removal 256 -836 -5178
Rocket City Junk Removal Inc 256 -333 -5865
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling 256 -998 -0394
We Chunk Junk 256 -990 -5739
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Huntsville800 -468 -5865
Bin There Dump That 256 -791 -7081
Benchmark Trucking 256 -203 -6654

It is best to get a free price estimate from a few haulers to get the best value for money. Speaking of personal experience, you should also ask about the list of accepted items, as some haulers either don’t pick construction debris or charge extra for that.

5. Huntsville Garbage Holiday Schedule 2024

Like the Mobile AL trash pickup, garbage collection is delayed and pushed to the next day. There will be no collection on the following holidays:

New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1, 2025
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 15
Good FridayFriday, Mar 29
Memorial DayMonday, May 27
Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19
Independence DayThursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Veterans DayMonday, Nov 11
ThanksgivingThursday, November 28
Christmas Wednesday, December 25

Remember, the pickup is only pushed to the next day. For example, the Monday collection of Christmas trash pickup is pushed to Tuesday; the Tuesday collection is moved to Wednesday, and so on.

6. Important Contacts

Huntsville Trash Pickup Phone Number: 256 -883 -3964

For the Latest Information: Follow the city of Huntsville on Twitter for all the latest updates and information regarding any delay in the pickup schedule.

Huntsville Trash Schedule FAQs

Is trash pickup delayed in Huntsville?

No, currently, there is no delay in the pickup schedule. The city collects trash on time. For any queries or reporting missed pickup, call 256 -883 -3964. 

What time does trash pickup begin in Huntsville?

The Department of public works starts collecting trash at 7 am on your assigned day. So, roll out carts on the curb on time.

Wrapping It Up!

Trash is collected weekly, along with recyclables and big trash. For bulky items, residents have to pay a small fee, $45 per 5 cubic yards. On holidays the scheduled day is missed and pickup is pushed to the next day.

If there is any delay in pickup due to weather or holiday, residents are informed by a flier or through the app, Twitter, and the official website, for any queries, call 256 -883 -3964. 



Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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