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The WASTE MANAGEMENT division of Public Works is responsible for the following:
- Household hazardous waste
- Local litter laws and enforcement
Residential Garbage Service
Garbage collection begins at 1:00 a.m. Cans should be placed on your right of way the night before collection and should be removed the same day as collection. Cans are not be placed at the curb earlier than 24 hours before your scheduled collection.
Garbage must be bagged and contained in a city-issued automated garbage can. Call 251-928-8003 if you do not have one. These cans are the property of the City of Fairhope and residents are responsible for any damage or theft.
All household waste and small bulk waste is considered garbage. This includes food, animal waste, chemical and gardening containers, and any non-recyclable containers. Small electronics are also garbage, but may be recycled at the recycling center.
Bio-hazardous materials, such as hypodermic needles, are a special care item, please call 251-928-8003 for proper placement.
Commercial Garbage Service
Businesses are limited to (1) 64 gallon cart. If more than (1) 64 gallon cart is needed then business must purchase one or more 96 gallon carts. Businesses are encouraged to purchase the 96 gallon cart to accommodate for larger bulk waste, such as Styrofoam, plastic wrap, etc. The cost is $65.00 to purchase a cart. The City of Fairhope does not service dumpsters. Businesses will be charged per polycart, with rates beginning at $17.25 per month for a two time per week pick up. Businesses may elect up to five times per week pick up (Monday through Friday). Minimum charge per month is $15.55 for (1) 64 gallon cart, or $17.25 per 96 gallon for a 2 times per week service.
All garbage must be contained. Boxes must be broken down (for recycling) with all filler material, including styrofoam peanuts, enclosed in garbage can/polycart. Businesses will be charged according to how much garbage they generate, and all businesses are encouraged to recycle. Boxes not broken down or containing loose materials will be considered excess garbage, and monthly fee may be adjusted.
Call to find out more about commercial recycling, including cardboard recycling. Cardboard is picked up from area businesses every Wednesday (no charge) and additional days may be added, if needed. We will accommodate your needs.