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These areas report to your Street & Environmental Services Director.


Department Phone No:
(256) 341-4993
Fax No:
(256) 341-4995
Scale House Phone No:
(256) 341-4993

The Landfill is open to the public Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  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.


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.


$26 per ton

Garbage, trash, wood materials, construction and demolition, industrial waste, and animals

$100 per ton

All State approved asbestos material. Material must conform to Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations

$100 per ton

All 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 yd

Construction and demolition material in roll-off containers

$1.00 per ton

State fee added to all materials except wood waste, yard waste and tires

$5.00 per ton

For 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

Loading hours for material below are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. NO LOADING on Saturday.

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

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

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. However, you may also come out to the Landfill if you prefer.

Please watch the local newspaper for dates.

Site Supervisor, Shawn Luker
Scalehouse, Tim Gandy
Scalehouse, Amanda Hill
Secretary, Sonya Britnell