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Check out the Scottsboro Solid Waste holiday schedule to find out when we pick up on holidays.

Scottsboro Recycling Program

Scottsboro Recycles

We care about our environment, did you know that enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth FOUR times. 4.5 Million tons of office paper is thrown away each year in the US. Enough office paper is thrown away each year to build a 12 foot high wall of paper from Los Angeles to New York City.

Why Recycle?

Recycling saves the environment, the earths resources, energy, reduces litter, saves landfill space, and takes very little time. Scottsboro Solid Waste offers it's recycling program to Residential Customers as well as Business Customers.

How can you help?

Want to get involved? It's easy, all you have to do is stop by the Scottsboro Solid Waste office and pick up a roll of our blue recycling bags. If you're a business just call the Solid Waste office and we will get recycling cans out to your business. For more information on when recycling is picked up and what we accept in our recycling bins check out the links below or contact us.

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Interested in the Management plan for the Solid Waste Department? You can view that here.

Scottsboro Landfill

The Scottsboro Solid Waste Department is responsible for the operation of the city Landfill located at 650 Co. RD. 412 Hollywood, AL 35752 (Map to location of landfill.)

Landfill Hours and Fees

  • Landfill Hours are 6:30am - 2:00pm. Monday - Friday. 
  • You must be onsite by 1:45pm to dump on that day. 
  • $20 minimum for each transaction - If you have brush and debris you will pay 2 minimums. 
  • Brush cannot be mixed with any debris or garbage, it must be seperate. 

Listing of Landfill Tipping Fees and additional information.

Wood and Brush Chipper

The Scottsboro Landfill also has a wood and brush chipper located at the Landfill (Map to location of landfill.)

You can drop off brush, trees, limbs, and bushes (minimal dirt attached) for a minimum fee of $35, then $35/ton thereafter.

Solid Waste FAQ

  • How often is garbage collected?

    This depends on the location of your Residence or Business. Most residential routes are run once a week, and commercial pickup routes for business can be run up to 6 times a week depending on your needs.
    You can find more information on the Residential Collection Information and Commercial Pickup Information pages.
  • What day is my trash pickup?

    You can view a listing of trash pickup times here.
    If you're still not sure what day your pickup is you can contact the Scottsboro Street Department at 256-574-3821 to find out.
  • My garbage was missed today. Why?

    1. Make sure your garbage was at the curb by 6:00 a.m. If not, the truck may have already run.

    2. Don't assume that your garbage has been missed because it wasn't collected the same time of the day it is normally. Equipment breakdowns, substitute drivers, or other variables, could cause this time to change.

    3. Make sure your cart is placed within two feet of the curb with the arrows pointed toward it and at least five feet form any obstruction such as a mailbox, fire hydrant or utility pole, Also, make sure a parked car is not preventing access to the cart or items piled on top of container or around it.

    If your garbage has not been collected by 1:30 p.m. call the Solid Waste Office at 259-5548 and report it.
  • My container is damaged. What do I do?

    Damage due to negligence of the user (such as dumping hot ashes into it, or running over it) will be charged to the user. Damage incurred by normal use will be repaired or replaced by the Solid Waste Department, call 259-5548.
  • My container smells. Will you replace it?

    Container cleanliness is the responsibility of the user, discarding garbage into the container in plastic bags and occasional rinsing will help this problem.
  • Where is the landfill located?

    The Scottsboro Landfill is located at 650 County Rd. 412, Hollywood AL. County Rd 412 is off Hwy 72 around the Mud Creek area. Call (256-574-2714) for further directions or (256-259-5548).
  • What type of container should I use?

    For garbage, use the 95-gallon automated container provide by the city. Garbage will not be collected from any other type of container(s).
  • How do I sign up for garbage collection in the county?

    The Scottsboro Solid Waste Department only picks up waste in the city limits, Jackson County has its own collection call 256-259-2820 for County Collection.
  • What is the difference between garbage and trash?

    Garbage is waste that comes out of your kitchen or bathroom; essentially, food waste or paper products. Trash is anything other than garbage such as grass clippings, twigs, hedge clippings, junk, rubbish, cardboard boxes, etc.
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City of Scottsboro

Our beautiful corner of Northeast Alabama is where family, business & recreation co-exist for a life experience you will treasure forever. It is not just our location but the heart of the community that will reach out & pull you into our area & keep you happy & successful for a lifetime.


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316 S Broad Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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