Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is trash pickup?
A: Solid waste is picked up curbside on Thursdays in northern Tuscaloosa-Lakewood and on Tuesdays in the southern part of the neighborhood. Ask a neighbor if you're not sure. Recycles are picked up curbside on the same day every other week (see schedule here). Carts should be rolled to the street by 7:00 am on pickup day and stored in a location away from the street after they have been emptied.
Note: Sometimes Tuesday collection does not occur until Wednesday after a Monday holiday.
Q: Can I put yard waste (leaves, sticks, grass clippings, etc.) in my garbage cart?
A: No. In order to have yard waste collected, you will need to have a separate yard waste cart and pay an $60 annual fee. See details here.
Q: How do I figure out who to talk to in the city government?
A: Try Durham One Call: (919) 560-1200 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or here.
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