Garbage and trash collection for the City of Prattville is managed by the Sanitation Department. The department collects for the entire city and annexed areas. The solid waste (garbage) routes require five packer trucks, with three employees per truck. We collect an average of 225-250 tons of waste per week and haul it to the Hunter Station Transfer Station which is operated by Advanced Disposal. Our inert (trash) collection routes require five trash trucks with boom loaders, with two employees per truck. We collect an average of 125-150 yards of trash each week and we are able to carry this to the city landfill, which is also operated by Advanced Disposal.
The mission of the Sanitation Department is to maintain a safe, efficient and effective waste collection and disposal system that meet the needs of the Prattville community and comply with all applicable regulations and standards. Through the directives of the Mayor and the City Council, we will achieve this by:
- Developing and maintaining a highly professional and competent staff;
- Administering a solid waste management system, utilizing available resources that will provide general cleanliness to the City of Prattville.
Garbage & Trash Collection Ordinances, Rules & Information: View the city brochure on rules, ordinances, information and contacts concerning trash and garbage collection. Ordinance 13-123
Residential Trash Pickup: Residential trash pickup is scheduled once a week. Check map for dates in your area.
Household garbage pickup: Household garbage pickup is scheduled twice a week. Check map for dates in your area.
Landfill Information: Open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EXCEPT Christmas and Thanksgiving. Learn more...
Recycling Center: Open Wednesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holiday (and Summer) Schedules: There are certain days during the year when trash and garbage routes are not run. Information about the scheduling changes will always be posted on the homepage in the Upcoming Events section.
Hazardous Waste Disposal: Household Hazardous Waste is a big issue these days! We can all make a difference in our environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling products that contain hazardous material.