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Garbage, Trash, and Recycling:

Household garbage is collected at the back door of residences and, while not mandatory, the use of plastic liner bags in your garbage is strongly recommended. Garbage cans should be easily visible and located outside fences, garages, basements and similar enclosures.

Trash is collected from the curb once a week on the same day as garbage collection except for large trash piles which require pick-up by knuckle-boom trucks. Items such as rocks, dirt or large accumulation of debris resulting from wholesale cleaning or clearing of a lot or debris generated by a contractor or yard service must be disposed of by the homeowner or person or firm performing the work.

Recycling materials are collected from the curb once a week on the same day as garbage and trash service. Items that can be recycled include newspaper, aluminum, steel and other metal cans, No.1 through 7 plastic containers, HDPE clear plastic milk jugs, PET plastic soft drink containers, cardboard, cardboard boxes, and household and office paper products. Residents are not required to remove labels from containers placed in the recycling bins; however, caps should be removed from containers and containers should be rinsed out.

Problems with Garbage, Trash, or Recycling Services
Please contact Waste Management at 841-2740 or the Public Works
Department at 802-2390.


The Mountain Brook Public Works Department would like to remind you of the following:

1. Cut limbs into lengths no longer than four (4) feet.

2. Bag all grass clippings and leaves.

3. Pack paint cans full of dirt, sand, or kitty litter - leave the lids off.

4. The City's garbage contractor does not pick-up dirt, cement, wallpaper, roofing material, plaster, concrete blocks, bricks, and major amounts of building materials, land clearing debris.

5. Contractors must haul off their debris.

6. Separate trash from recyclable materials at the curb.

If you have problems with your trash pick-up, please contact Waste Management at 841-2740 or the Mountain Brook Public Works Department at 802-2390. Public Works regular office hours are Monday - Friday from 6 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

City of Mountain Brook’s Compost Policy

Please click on this link Compost Policy to view the City of Mountain Brook's Compost Policy.