Auburn is a city located in Alabama, in the United States. The trash schedule here is similar to the other cities of the country.
There is a fixed schedule for trash collection, sweeping, collection of bulk waste and every other category of items to be collected in the city. If you’re an Auburn resident, this program is something you should definitely sign up to, and for the details, you can continue reading below.
Auburn Trash Pickup Time
Trash collection takes place on a regular basis. In most of the areas of this city, trash is collected from Monday to Friday. Note that the people have to place the trash at their respective locations before 7 am as the pickup process starts after it.
After the trash has been collected, one can put out the trash for the next day after 6 pm. No trash and recyclable items are collected on Saturdays and Sundays. To find your trash pickup time and schedule, visit the following link https://www.auburnalabama.org/garbage-and-recycling/.
Public holidays to keep in mind
Schedules can change on some of the government-declared public holidays. No trash collection will take place on the following holidays and the schedule will resume from the next day.
- New Year’s Day – January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16
- Memorial Day – May 29
- Juneteenth – June 19
- Independence Day – July 4
- Labor Day – September 4
- Veterans Day – November 11
- Thanksgiving Day – November 23
- Christmas Day – December 25
Bulk Waste Pickup Schedule
Items which are too large to be thrown inside the trash container are included in the bulk waste.
However, items having a size greater than 5 cubic yards can not even be thrown in bulk waste. Five cubic yards of waste is allowed to be thrown per week. To throw waste greater than five yards in size, one must call 311 and schedule a day for its collection.
Bulk collection does not take place according to a specific schedule, in fact, one must schedule a delivery by contacting the management whenever he has bulk waste to get rid of. Following things are some examples of bulk waste.
- Other household items
- Appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners but they should be free of refrigerants
- Small tree shrubs
- Furniture like chairs and tables
You can schedule the pickup of a bulky item using this link https://www.auburnalabama.org/garbage-and-recycling/.
Items not to be thrown in bulk waste
Following items should not be placed inside the regular trash container.
- Household garbage
- Industrial waste like concrete and cement
- Different kinds of chemicals
- Large branches of trees
- Dangerous household waste
- Animal waste like dead animal bodies (to have them collected, you should get a special appointment)
- Rocks and stones
- Dirt and sand
Not all items should be thrown in trash. All items which can be recycled should be thrown in the other blue cart, which is for the recyclable items. Following are the recyclable goods of daily use.
- Newspapers & Magazines
- Mixed Paper
- #1-7 Plastic
- Tin Cans
- Clear & Colored Glass
Plastic bags should also be recycled but instead of throwing them in the container, one must take them to the nearest drop-off location or a landfill.
Goods accepted at a Landfill
Following things are accepted to be taken at a transfer station. Items taken at the landfill cost differently. One thing that you should know is that not all vehicles can be taken at a landfill. Only certain sizes of trailers are allowed to take the waste and recyclable items inside the properties.
- Daily household waste
- Appliances to be thrown in waste
- Recyclable items like paper, cardboard etc
- Vehicle parts like tires
Goods not allowed at Landfills
Following things are not allowed at the transfer stations.
- Weapons and fireworks
- Waste chemicals
- Industrial waste like concrete and cement
- Radioactive and dangerous wastes
- Dead animals should be taken only if you have consulted with the government in advance
Household dangerous waste
If there are hazardous wastes like the ones which catch fire easily, they should be handled with care. All items should be placed inside sealed boxes. Nobody should smoke around them. Each kind of waste should be placed inside separate cartons. Household hazardous waste includes the following materials.
- Aerosol cans
- Automotive fluids like antifreeze, brake fluid, engine degreaser, auto body repair products, battery acid, and car wax
- Bugs sprays
- Weed killer
- Fertilizers with pesticides
- Pool chemicals
- Photography chemicals
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke detectors
- Formalin or formaldehyde
- Gun cleaning solvents
- Rat poison
- Thermostats and thermometers
- Rubber cement
- Muriatic fluid
- Waste fuel
- Fiberglass epoxy
- Cleaners like ammonia-based, drain openers, spot treatment
- Chemistry sets
- Fungicide and insecticides
- Gas cylinders
Instructions for the residents
Following are the things each resident of Auburn should have in mind.
- Your trash cans should be packed from all sides so that the garbage does not get thrown on the ground.
- Trash containers should have a minimum of three feet distance from each other and also from other blockages like trees, utility boxes, gas meters, and should be far away from streets in order to avoid disturbance among the traffic.
- Throwing garbage on streets is considered illegal and one can be fined if he throws any wrapper of other trash on the streets.
- As a citizen, it is your responsibility to inform the police or the waste department if somebody is throwing trash on the streets.
Contact the waste department of Auburn
You can contact the waste management department from the following addresses.
Phone: (315) 252-2496
Fax: (315) 612-3102
Address: City Transfer Station, 311 N. Division St, Auburn, NY 13021, United States