Garbage, Recycling & Trash Pick Up


$12.87: Garbage fee for garbage.
$  5.85:  Health and Sanitation fee for sanitation-related services throughout the City
Questions about your bill:  call the Water Works Gas & Sewer Board at 256-435-7657.

Garbage Collection Service
Garbage and recycling collection service for the City of Jacksonville is provided by Republic Services.  Republic Services provides the carts.  Direct any requests for new carts or for repairs to the City of Jacksonville at 256-435-7611.  On your collection day, the cart should be placed at curbside the night before, about 3 feet from objects like mailboxes and power poles, and should be removed by 7:00 p.m. the day of collection.  There will be no garbage/recycle pick-up on the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Pickup will be delayed by one day after each of these holidays.

Trash Collection Service
Trash (includes limbs, grass and shrubbery clippings, furniture, large moving boxes, cardboard boxes, glass, clothing, toys, wood and items too large to place in garbage cart) will be collected by the City Street and Sanitation Department.  Place items beside the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day, including electronics.  Electronics will be written down and collected on the following Friday.  Please call the City Street Department at 256-435-3582 if you do not receive a pick-up on your scheduled day.  All items should be placed on the City right-of-way so workers may reach it from standing in the street and at least 3 feet from objects like mailboxes and power poles.  From April 1st thru September 30th, grass clippings and leaves MUST be bagged to ensure weekly pickup; loose grass clippings and leaves will be vacuumed up as manpower allows during this period.  There will be no trash pick-up on City-recognized holidays.

Recycling Collection Service
Republic Services provides curbside recycling, with one scheduled pick-up per every other week.  Each household is provided a recycling cart, and your participation is optional.  The cart should be placed curbside the night before your collection day, and removed by 7:00 p.m. the day of collection.

Recycle Logo

Items collected: 

Cans – aluminum, steel and tin
(please rinse the cans)

Aluminum – foil or baking tins

Paper – Newspapers, magazines, catalogs and phone books

Plastic – bottles that have a 1-7 on the bottom and have a narrow neck such as milk jugs, drink, detergent and shampoo bottles

Cardboard – corrugated boxes, small packing boxes (please breakdown)


Recycling Information

Recycling is picked up every other week on Wednesday.  

Click on the calendar icon to see your pickup day.  Scroll down to see a recycling map.

Not recyclable: 

Hazardous materials
Containers contaminated with food
Plastic grocery bags
Large cardboard boxes are removed as “Trash” by the City Street Department on your assigned trash pickup day.


Follow the Red Schedule if you live in the NE Quadrant.

Follow the Blue Schedule for all other quadrants. 

Recycle Map