Landfill Department

Department Phone:
(256) 341-4993

Department Fax:
(256) 341-4995

Secretary:
Sonya Britnell

Office Hours:
8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Monday – Friday

Scale House Hours:
6:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Monday – Friday

7:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Saturday

Loading Hours:
8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Monday – Friday

Site Supervisor:
Shawn Luker

Scalehouse:
Tim Gandy

Scalehouse:
Amanda Hill

The Landfill is open to the public. No material will be accepted after the closing hours due to the requirements of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management that all received waste shall be covered on a daily basis.

Department Functions / Responsibilities:

Dumping of Waste

The Landfill will not accept liquid waste or hazardous and toxic waste. This also includes oil, paints, insecticides, batteries, etc. The Landfill will accept asbestos material on a limited basis as long as it conforms to the rules and regulations set forth by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Reference: Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the City of Decatur/Morgan County Landfill, Section 10-27 (B), Code of Decatur.

Landfill Fees
$26 per tonGarbage, trash, wood materials, construction and demolition, industrial waste, and animals
$100 per tonAll State approved asbestos material. Material must conform to Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations
$100 per tonAll tractor, tractor trailer, and heavy equipment tires
$2 per tire
All passenger car and truck tires
$10.00 min.On all the above materials based on the first 740 pounds of the tonnage rate
$3.00 per cubic ydConstruction and demolition material in roll-off containers
$1.00 per tonState fee added to all materials except wood waste, yard waste and tires
$5.00 per tonFor all materials such as rock, dirt, slag and other like materials deemed by the landfill department director or his designee as useful for landfill operations

All vehicles entering the Landfill shall have their waste properly covered and secured. This includes tailgates and tarps, if appropriate, to secure the load. All businesses who are frequent users of the Landfill may establish a charge account upon completion of an application and approval by the Director. Customers other than those utilizing a charge account may pay with cash, Visa, Discovery or Master Card. Checks are no longer accepted.

Reference: Ordinance No. 2285, Section 10-17 (C-F), Code of Decatur


Mulch

Yard debris such as grass clippings, leaves, limbs, etc. are processed to provide Morgan County residents with a quality mulch that can be utilized for various landscaping projects.

Loading hours for material are Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. NO LOADING on Saturday.

$4 per ton – Loaded (trailer or dump truck)
FREE – Load yourself

FREE TO THE PUBLIC: Every spring and fall, the Landfill has its annual Mulch Giveaway.

  • For your convenience, the mulch is taken to Wilson Morgan Park on Sandlin Road on the specified dates.
  • You may also come out to the Landfill at any time, if you prefer.

**Due to liability issues, the Landfill cannot load pickup trucks.**
**Please call before coming to be certain that there is mulch available.**

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