Garbage and Recycling

  1. Environmental Services
Environmental Services

Environmental Services Building

4277 Wire Rd, Suite 100

Catrina Cook

Catrina Cook

Environmental Services Director

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 (334) 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 the curb (not in your green garbage bin) at least three (3) feet from the curb/roadside and away from poles, mailboxes, storm drains, utility boxes, vehicles, etc. and not under utility lines.

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.

The RecycleAuburn drop-off center is located at 365-A North Donahue Drive and is open 24 hours a day year round.

Our Document Shredding Event takes place two times per year (Spring and Fall).  Our Spring event took place on Saturday, March 23, 2024.  Our next dates are scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2024, and Saturday, March 29, 2025 (tentatively), from 9 am until 1 pm at the Environmental Services Complex located at 4277 Wire Rd. Suite 100. River Mill Data Management will provide secure, onsite shredding and recycling for Auburn solid waste customers.

Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

Single-Stream Recycling

Recycling Lesson Plans (Second/Third Graders)