The City of Guntersville will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Recycling pickup will be a day late, Monday’s normal pickup will be on Tuesday and Tuesday’s normal pickup will be on Wednesday. The garbage route will run as normal.
The City of Guntersville will be closed New Years Day. All City wide recycling will be on its normal schedule. Thursday garbage will be picked up on Wednesday the 30th and Friday garbage routes will be picked up on Thursday 31st.
The City of Guntersville will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Thursday and Friday) this year. All City wide recycling will be picked up on Monday the 21st. Gunter’s Landing garbage will be picked up on Tuesday 22nd, along with regular Thursday garbage routes. Friday garbage routes will be picked up on Wednesday 23rd.
Thanksgiving Week modified Sanitation and Recycling Schedule:
Monday 23rd ALL City wide recycling will be picked up.
Tuesday 24th the usual Thursday residential garbage and Gunter’s Landing will be picked up.
Wednesday 25th will be the usual Friday residential garbage pickup.
Please have all items out the night before or by 6:00am as pickup times may be earlier or later than your regular service. City of Guntersville offices will be closed November 26th and 27th in observance of Thanksgiving.
The City of Guntersville will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 in observance of Veterans Day. However , residential recycling and garbage service will run on the normal schedule that week and will not be interrupted.
The City of Guntersville Public Works Department collects three types of residential solid waste: garbage, yard waste/rubbish, and recyclables. In an effort to minimize litter, waste contamination, and foul odors, the City of Guntersville plans to enforce existing regulations more strictly requiring the use of garbage cans with tightly fitting lids. Currently, residents are allowed to have two garbage cans with a maximum capacity of 32 gallons per container emptied each week. Recycling is required by city ordinance and two 32 gallon cans should be sufficient for solid waste if residents are recycling correctly. Residents provide their own garbage receptacles which may be plastic or metal and all garbage cans must have sealed lids. The use of fitted lids lessens the chances of cans tipping during severe weather or attracting animals that may scatter harmful waste material.
The 32 gallon can maximum is meant to prevent injury to sanitation workers by insuring that the overall weigh of each can does not exceed fifty pounds. Oversized cans can be used until time to replace, but refuse must be bagged or loose must not weigh over limit. Likewise, open cans and untied bags of trash can fill with rain water that significantly increases container weight and are more likely to break and scatter unhealthy contents. Blue bags are to be used for recycling only and should contain clean/rinsed recyclables materials accepted by the City of Guntersville see https://guntersvilleal.org/departments/public-works/recycling/. Blue bags should also be tied to prevent scattering or rainwater collection.
Due to COVID-19, our sanitation workers can no longer risk putting themselves in danger to pick up unhygienic debris scattered as a result of cans with no lids, overflowing cans in which the lids can’t close, or wildlife mischief. Although not required, we recommend that residents bag their trash and tie each bag securely to prevent such problems. All syringes and hypodermic needles should be placed in hard plastic containers such as water or soda bottles. The caps must be sealed, and placed in garbage (NOT RECYCLING). Furthermore, occasionally rinsing cans out with a hose will prolong the life of the can and will reduce unpleasant odors that can attract animals.
Any violation of the Solid Waste Ordinance is a misdemeanor punishable with a maximum fine of $500 per for each violation. Current pandemic concerns have made it necessary to enforce solid waste regulations more strictly. The Sanitation Department plans to begin providing residents who fail to use garbage cans and lids with door hanger warnings also knows as whoops cards prior to the issuance of citations by law enforcement.
The City of Guntersville will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day, Residential recycling will be one day late this week with regular Monday pickup on Tuesday and regular Tuesday pickup on Wednesday. Gunter’s Landing will receive both recycling and garbage service on Tuesday. All other residential garbage service will be on regular schedule.
The City of Guntersville will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in honor of Independence Day. Recycling this week will be on regular schedule, but garbage will be a day early. Regular Thursday residential garbage service will be picked up on Wednesday and regular Friday garbage service will be picked up on Thursday. Gunter’s Landing pickups should all be on regular schedule.