Garbage & Recycle Service

Advanced Disposal


Advanced Disposal provides recycling and garbage services to City residents. Garbage and recycling are picked up on the same day.

What to Throw Away


Residential household trash exclusive of items identified below as natural yard debris and junk. Advanced Disposal will not knowingly dispose of these items even if they are within a provided container.

What to Recycle


Recycled materials can be the following:
  • Paper:
    • Aseptic cartons (milk, juice, broth cartons)
    • Corrugated cardboard boxes (Cut into sections to fit within the recycling can)
    • Junk mail
    • Newspaper
    • Office paper
    • Paperboard (cereal boxes)
    • Telephone books
  • Metals:
    • Aluminum cans
    • Aluminum foil
    • Disposable bake
    • Steel and /or tin cans
  • Plastics:
    • Plastic bottle caps left on the bottle
    • Plastics No. 1 through No. 5, No. 7
Note: For issues dealing with garbage or recycling or uncertain of route service day, you may contact the City of Alabaster Public Works at 205-664-6810 or complete this online form. (The form is checked 24/7 - it is the best method to reach Public Works, especially when administrative offices are closed.)

Advanced Holiday Schedule


  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
If a holiday falls on a service day, all remaining days of the week will shift. For instance if holiday is on Tuesday, then Tuesday will be retrieved Wednesday, etc.