Garbage Schedule and Trash Pickup in Alexandria, LA
City Returns to Normal Trash, Limb Pickup Procedures
Alexandria, La. (October 5, 2020) — Contract crews brought in by the City of Alexandria to assist with the collection of debris created by Hurricane Laura have completed their work. As a result, the Sanitation department is returning to normal trash and debris collection procedures effective immediately.
Under normal collection conditions, trees and limbs cut by professional tree trimming and removal crews must be removed by the contractor, not left at the curb for pickup by the city. Only tree waste cut by the individual home or property owners may be left at the curb for collection.
“During our recovery efforts from Hurricane Laura the contract crews picked up any tree debris left at the curb, whether it was cut by a professional contractor or by the resident. But that was just for the emergency recovery period, and that is ending,” explained Urban Forester Darren Green. “If residents have trees trimmed or removed by professional contracting crews they need to make sure the contractor removes any tree debris they create. That is the normal procedure that was in place before the storm, and that is what is now back in effect.”
While normal procedures are now in place, residents are asked to hold off on placing new piles of tree debris at the curb this week due to possible impact from Tropical Storm Delta. “Central Louisiana is currently in the possible path of the storm,” said Public Works Director Merriell Lawson. “It’s too early to know how much rain we could get from that storm, so we’re asking residents to wait until it passes before placing more debris at the curb that could possibly clog storm drains.”
The City of Alexandria Sanitation Department collects regular household waste Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Residents may request pickup of limbs and other items by using the AlexConnects App. For questions about Sanitation Department operations please call 318-441-6080.
James Stanley/Superintendent Phone 441-6078 or 441-6080
Garbage Schedule and Rules
The Sanitation Department is responsible for the collection of refuse (garbage) and class 3 debris (limbs and bulky items) for the city residents and some commercial customers and delivery to the dump site. Refuse (garbage) is collected from each customer twice a week. However, holidays will change the days of the twice a week pick-up. The department is not responsible for any garbage cans and containers that residents use to dispose of their garbage. Garbage should be in a plastic garbage bag secured with a twist tie.
On each Wednesday small piles of trash, bundle, bagged yard debris/bagged leaves will be picked up except for the weeks with holidays. Wednesdays DO NOT have a scheduled route, it is a catch up day and no pickups are scheduled.
Limbs and bulky waste (sofas, chairs, etc.) are to be picked up as scheduled by the Sanitation Department. Schedules subject to vary due to repairs to equipment, downtime at dump site or inclement weather. We try to getaround to each area every 10 to 12 working days. Also, the Sanitation Department DOES NOT pick up lawn debris that has been put at curb side by a contractor; it is the responsibility of the contractor to do away with the debris. If the Sanitation Department has to pick up such debris, there will be a $300.00 charge per load.
Concrete and dead animal pickup is not provided by the City of Alexandria Sanitation Department. Please call Animal Control for pickup of dead animals - 318-473-1228
Free Garbage Bags
Utility customers age 65 and older as well as those with disabilities may qualify for free garbage bags. Please complete this form (PDF) and bring it along with proof of age and/or disability to the Utility Customer Service Office at 625 Murray Street.
To thoroughly clean all streets of garbage and trash. Garbage will be picked up in the alleyways on some routes. To offer the City of Alexandria residents the best service at a minimum cost. To attain a better pick-up and disposal system and a better recording system of daily operating and maintenance procedures.
Definition of Terms
Click here to view the sanitation department's list of terms and definitions for refuse disposal.
Click here to view information from our Code Enforcement Services Department regarding unlawful litter.
White Goods Pick-Up
To all residents of the City of Alexandria - beginning May 19, 2004, residents that have white goods (stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, dish washers and air conditioners) to be picked up must call the sanitation department. You must give the name, address, and phone number of the person making the request. Also these objects are to be placed on the curbside in front of the residence. White goods will be picked up every 3rd wednesday of each month. If your white goods are not separated from your limbs and other debris it will be left on the curbside. You may call us at 318-441-6080 or 318-441-6082.
THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RECEPTACLES THAT RESIDENTS USE TO PLACE THEIR GARBAGE BAGS IN. The City ordinance states that your garbage should be disposed of in a garbage bag and placed on the curbside for 7:00 a.m. on the day of pickup only. You can be issued a citation if garbage is placed on the curbside on an unscheduled pick up day. If you have a problem with dogs, cats or any other animals tearing your garbage bags, please contact the Animal Shelter at 318-473-1229.
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