Trash & Garbage Routes for New Citizens
As residents of Mobile, those who live in the newly annexed areas will receive free weekly household garbage service and free trash/debris collection (tree limbs, tree/yard debris, discarded furniture, etc.) twice every month beginning October 2, 2023. Mobile is the only municipality in the region that does not charge specific trash and garbage fees. You can learn more about those services by clicking here.
If you're using a private garbage collection company, you will need to continue using that service through the end of September. Please remember that our staff and contractors will only collect City of Mobile garbage carts. Many garbage collection services provide garbage carts; if you have questions about what to do with those, please contact your service provider. If you have a privately owned garbage cart and won't need it any longer, we also offer a way to recycle it at no cost. If you're interested in recycling your garbage cart, please click here and fill out this form. Once City garbage service begins in October, someone from our staff will contact you about collecting your unwanted cart so that it can be recycled and reused.
Residential Trash Pickup is defined as tree limbs, tree/yard debris, discarded furniture, and bedding. The City of Mobile's Residential Trash Collection runs every other week service and will collect approved items that you place by the roadside at your home. This is only available to residential properties. Household Garbage Pickup is defined as bagged household garbage placed in your brown City of Mobile garbage cart. Carts should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. the morning of your scheduled garbage collection day. In the City of Mobile, Household Garbage is collected once every week.
To view the individual route maps and pickup days, click the links below. You can also find your assigned pickup day by searching your home address on My Place. My Place is a search tool that allows you to get information on city services, political districts and more for a particular location.