Alabaster city garbage service sets pickup schedule

Published 10:03 am Monday, December 18, 2017


By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Alabaster crews are in the process of distributing tens of thousands of residential garbage and recycling bins to the city’s residents, and have set the pickup schedule the city will use once Alabaster’s garbage service begins in January, according to the city.

In July, the Alabaster City Council agreed to purchase a little more than 23,000 residential garbage and recycling carts for about $1.3 million off the National Joint Power Alliance competitive bid list.

City crews began delivering the new carts on Dec. 4, and will do so until Dec. 22. The new city of Alabaster trash carts are all-blue, while the recycling carts are blue with a green lid.

Because the city’s current trash service provider, Advanced Disposal, will continue to service the city for the rest of this year, Alabaster leaders are asking residents to not use the new carts until Jan. 2, 2018.

Advanced Disposal will pick up their carts from city residences on the last service week in December on the residence’s usual pickup date.

Beginning on Jan. 2, only official Alabaster trash and recycling carts will be serviced. Because Jan. 1 is a holiday, the first week of Alabaster’s trash service will run a day behind normal schedule.

When the city service begins, monthly residential garbage collection rates will not change from their current number of $15.27. Commercial and non-residential customers will pay $30.54 per month.

The city garbage service will not serve Alabaster’s seven mobile home parks, the City Council recently announced.

Once the city service starts, crews will pick up on the following days:


-All residents between U.S. 31 and I-65

-All residents between I-65 and Old Highway 31 including all side streets (SE streets)

-All residents down Alabama 119 and Stadium Drive (Old Siluria Area)

-All residents of Weatherly in the City Limits

-All residents on Simmsville Road and all side streets


-Brown Circle

-Highway 68 and side streets including Hickory Hills

-All SE, NW and SW numbered streets


-U.S. 31 North and South from Pelham City Limits to I-65

-First Avenue West odd number addresses from Thompson Rd to First Street South


All residents between 1st Avenue West (Highway 44) and Thompson Road, including areas such as:

-Cedar Grove



-Fox Valley

-Woodland Hills

-Bermuda Lake

-Norwick Forest


-Sterling Gate


-All residents First Avenue West from Highway 17 to Navajo Trail

-All residents in Navajo Pines

-Sterling Gate Highgrove

-Cedar Meadows

-Stoney Meadows

-Ashford Heights


-Cambridge Point

-Lacey’s Grove




All residents north of First Avenue West, which includes:

-Amberley Woods

-Apache Ridge


-Kingwood Area


-Navajo Hills

-Old Town

-Port South

-Willow Creek



All residents between Kent Dairy Road and Highway 12, which includes:

-Carriage Hills

-Grandview Estates and Grandview Gardens


-Lake Forest

-Windy Oaks


-Park Place

-Buck Creek

-Willow Glen

-All Butler Road and side streets

-Kent Dairy Road

-The Meadows

-Alabama 119 even number address from Kent Dairy to Highway 80



All residents south of Highway 12, and on Smokey Road, which includes:


Stage Coach



Forest Hills

Green Valley

Mission Hills

Park Forest

Saddle Lakes Farms


Silver Creek

South Forty

Highway 87

Green Valley

The Grove


All Fulton Springs

All of Smokey Road

Forest Ridge

Mountain Lakes

Alabama 119 odd number from Fulton Springs to Veterans Park

Highway 31 Saginaw area


Southfield Gardens

Shelby Farms

Golden Meadows