SANITATION & RECYCLING DEPARTMENT

Larry Jones, Superintendent  |  Janet Elrod, Asst. Superintendent

The Cullman Sanitation Department provides solid waste disposal and recycling services for both residential and commercial sanitation customers within the City of Cullman service area. Services provided include residential and commercial trash pickup, residential recycling pickup, dumpster and roll-off rental for construction or demolition projects, leaf and brush pickup, street sweeping, and vector control.

Office Hours: 7:00AM – 3:00PM | Phone: 256-737-7560 | Fax: 256-775-7532
Physical Address: 925 Convent Road, Cullman, AL  35055  |  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Cullman, AL  35056-0278

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
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Residential garbage is collected curbside on Monday through Thursday each week. Garbage containers (trash cans) must be watertight with tight fitting lids or tops, free of standing water, 32 gallons or less in size, and have two handles. Drums or barrels cannot be used as garbage containers.

Extra pickup of large items not picked up with regular garbage (appliances, furniture, wood, metal, and so forth) may be picked up for an additional fee. Extra pickups are only done on Friday mornings. Requests for extra pickups must be called in to the Sanitation Department, and items must be placed curbside prior to 6:00 a.m.

Residential garbage collection rates are set by city ordinance, and are subject to change. Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

Recycle bins are available for residential customers: One per household residence. Recycle bins are not available for apartment complexes or commercial businesses. Recycle bins are picked up weekly and must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. Accepted:

  • Paper (mail, magazines, etc.)
  • Plastic (bottles, jugs, etc.)
  • Cans (steel & aluminum)

NOT Accepted:

  • Glass
  • Lightbulbs
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Food
  • Batteries
  • Styrofoam
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Trash
  • Hazardous Items & Waste

Rates for the collection of recyclable materials is set by city ordinance and is subject to change. Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

Recycle dumpsters are also available at each City school campus for the public’s use.

The Sanitation Department provides open-top (roll-off) containers and services to residential sanitation customers for the disposal of waste from home repairs, demolition, etc. Various sized containers are available. Container delivery, removal, and hauling fees vary.

Rates and fees are set by city ordinance, and are subject to change. Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

The Sanitation Department provides seasonable leaf, limb, and brush pickup for residents. Please abide by the following rules:

  • Brush, leaves, and limbs must be placed within five (5) feet of the curb (not in the street).
  • Brush, leaves, and limbs must be placed away from vehicles and mailboxes, within easy access of the boom.
  • Limbs must be less than six (6) feet in length.
  • Stumps and tree parts must weigh less than seventy-five (75) pounds.
  • Dirt, rocks, concrete, and any other materials cannot be mixed in with the brush and limbs.
  • Only three (3) cubic yards can be picked up by crews, per stop.
  • Contractors are responsible for removal of brush and limbs they service.

Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

COMMERCIAL SERVICES
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Commercial garbage pickup from offices and businesses is provided for a monthly fee. Rates and fees may vary depending upon the frequency of service.

Extra pickup of large items not picked up with regular garbage (appliances, furniture, wood, metal, and so forth) may be picked up for an additional fee. Extra pickups are only done on Friday mornings. Requests for extra pickups must be called in to the Sanitation Department, and items must be placed curbside prior to 6:00 a.m.

Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

The Sanitation Department provides front-end loader (dumpster) containers and services to commercial entities including commercial businesses, industries, multifamily residential complexes, and other entities. Various sized dumpsters are available. Dumpster delivery, removal, and hauling fees vary. Rates and fees are set by city ordinance, and are subject to change.

Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

The Sanitation Department provides open-top (roll-off) containers and services to commercial entities and to contractors for the disposal of waste associated with new construction, demolition, and other related projects. Various sized containers are available. Container delivery, removal, and hauling fees vary. Rates and fees are set by city ordinance, and are subject to change.

Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

OTHER SERVICES & RESOURCES
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The Sanitation Department utilizes mechanical street sweepers year-round to remove debris and litter from streets.

How you can help:

  • Pick up litter and trash in and around your property, rather than sweeping or blowing these items into the street.
  • Don’t throw trash or other items out of your vehicle when driving.
  • As you walk along the sidewalks, utilize street trash cans to dispose of waste items. These cans are provided for the convenience of pedestrians and those attending downtown events.

Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

A “vector” is an organism that transmits disease or parasites. This includes insects like mosquitoes and flies. For the health and safety of everyone in the community, insect and mosquito control services are provided by the Sanitation Department.

How you can help:

  • Mosquitoes need quiet, standing water to breed. To control their breeding, eliminate any sources of standing water (bottles, jars, unused buckets, tires, etc.) on your property. Items like wheelbarrows, tubs, pools, and so forth should be properly stored or covered.
  • To minimize fly breeding, keep garbage in tightly covered containers and properly dispose of it weekly and remove excessive animal waste from your property.

Please contact the Sanitation department for more information.

SANITATION ORDINANCE 2018-13
Check with the Sanitation Department to verify that these are the rates currently in effect.
Rates are set by city ordinance and are subject to change.