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.
How often is garbage collected?
Refer to the map under Collection Info.
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 day is my trash pickup?
Trash is picked up by the street department, please call 574-3821.
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).
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).