Garbage and Recycling

  1. Environmental Services

Enviromental Services Building

365-A N Donahue Dr

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-3080
  3. Hours:  M-F: 7:30AM-4:30PM

Timothy Woody

Environmental Services Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-3080
  2. Email:

Pickup Schedule

Scroll to the bottom of this page and input your address to view your collection schedule or go to our interactive map Auburn GIS Maps and click on the General Interactive or Public Service map to view the routing schedule or contact our office at 501-3080 to ascertain your scheduled collection day.

Holiday Schedule

Residential Garbage

City of Auburn residents are eligible for garbage collection services which can be activated at the Utility Billing Office.

Garbage Frequently Asked Questions

Garbage Interrupt Form

Bulk/Yard Waste or Trash

Trash includes, but is not limited to, appliances, grass clippings, leaves, limbs, furniture, vines and weeds. It does not include garbage, construction material, dirt, hazardous waste, rocks, roofing, etc.

Trash is collected on the same day as your garbage collection. To prevent interference with the collection process, trash should be placed at least three (3) from the curb/roadside and away from poles, mailboxes, storm drains, utility boxes, vehicles, etc. and not under utility lines.

Trash Amnesty Month Returns in Time for Spring Cleaning

Ready to clear out the clutter in and around your home this spring? Trash Amnesty Month will return March 19 through April 27, allowing Auburn residents to take care of spring cleaning without paying extra fees.

This will mark the 14th year the City of Auburn’s Environmental Services Department has provided a trash amnesty period. Last year marked the first Trash Amnesty Month, an extension of the weeklong amnesty period that the Auburn City Council long-designated to waive collection fees for oversized yard debris and other bulky yard waste that exceeds five cubic yards.

Please follow these guidelines when taking advantage of Trash Amnesty Month:

  • Place debris at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day. Place items at least 3 feet from mailboxes, utility boxes, poles or other fixed objects. All items should be contained or bundled so they do not fall into the street or down storm drains.
  • The City will accept yard waste, appliances and bulky items for collection. Please do not include materials such as household garbage or hazardous waste.
  • Limbs and other debris should be no longer than 5 feet in length.
  • To facilitate recycling efforts, please separate all wood debris, including limbs and grass clippings, from metal items.

Because of the large volume of pickup expected during Trash Amnesty Month, residents may experience a delay in their normal collection schedule. For questions, contact Environmental Services at (334) 501-3080 or

Trash Frequently Asked Questions


In 1987, the City of Auburn became the first municipality in the state of Alabama to introduce curbside recycling services to residential customers. In 1999, the Recycling Drop Off Center and Compost Demonstration was established to provide citizens the opportunity to recycle 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For residents that subscribe to the city's garbage service, recycling is collected at curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day.

Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

Single-Stream Recycling