Montevallo announces garbage service changes

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO – Changes to Montevallo’s garbage service for residents will take effect at the end of September.

In an effort to resolve issues like missed pickups with the city’s service, WastePro will collect residents’ trash on different days throughout the week, starting on Sept. 29.

As a result, residents’ garbage service days likely will change. Residents can visit Cityofmontevallo.com/DocumentCenter/View/940/Garbage-Street-List or call Montevallo City Hall at (205) 665-2555 to find out their new service days.

The city has discontinued its curbside recycling service.

The Montevallo City Council approved in an Aug. 12 meeting a recommendation from the city’s Finance Committee to end the service.

Councilman Jason Peterson said the cost per household would increase if the city kept the service as only 40 percent of residents use the service, but 100 percent would be expected to pay the added cost.

Mayor Hollie Cost said the fee increase for curbside recycling would cost the city an additional $100,000.

Montevallo’s recycling center, which is located at the intersection of Overland Road and Spring Creek Road, will continue to operate as usual and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

WastePro will collect residents’ recycling carts starting on Friday, Oct. 4.

Collection for communities whose recycling day is the following week will start on Friday, Oct. 11.

Recycling carts should be left at the curbside for seven days following your last service day.

If a cart is not removed within that time frame, email your address to lwalker@wasteprousa.com or call (205) 605-0800.

All back-door service will now take place on Friday, and for those who place their carts on a street other than that of their physical address, see the street list on the city’s website for service day information.

For more information about these changes, visit Cityofmontevallo.com or call City Hall at (205) 665-2555.