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These areas report to your Street & Environmental Services Director.



Garbage and Trash Information

  • The Sanitation Department provides once-a-week, semi-automated and automated collection of household garbage and yard waste.
  • Special carts are assigned to each location and are to remain in place if you move.
  • Bulky items such as mattresses, refrigerators, limbs, and other items are included with this service, but generally on a two-week schedule.  Delays occur due to storms and periodic large quantities of bulk trash generated throughout the City.
  • Keep the green stuff clean for composting!  Please do not mix with trash and garbage.
  • Some small businesses are also serviced for garbage.

Our service is a partnership:  WE have a part and YOU have a part! 
BY WORKING TOGETHER, we can make this partnership a satisfactory one for our community.

Oscar and Ivy have the scoop on garbage collection in Decatur.
Click here to view their PDF.

More Information:

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Department Phone No: (256) 341-4740 - 7 am - 5 pm M-F
Department Fax No: (256) 341-4747

Julia Chenault, Public Works Coordinator
Ted Huckaba, Supervisor
Reginald Carter, Supervisor
Bill Ray, Supervisor