AUBURN, Ala. - Spring cleaning has a new meaning this week in the city of Auburn, as this is the city's 4th Annual Trash Amnesty Week.
During Trash Amnesty Week, the fees normally assessed to residents for the collection of oversized yard debris and other bulky waste will be waived.
Citizens are asked to pay close attention to the following guidelines when placing items out for collection:
Please place debris out for collection no later than 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day.
The city will accept yard waste, appliances, and bulky items for collection. No household garbage, hazardous waste, or other unacceptable waste should be placed out for collection with debris.
Debris should be placed in front of your residence and at least 3 feet behind the curb, roadway, or sidewalk.
Debris should not be placed in the roadway, on or around storm drains, near utility lines, on utility boxes, or on vacant lots.
Limbs and other debris should be no longer than 5 feet in length.
To facilitate wood debris and metal recycling efforts, please separate all wood debris, including limbs and grass clippings, from metal items.
Due to the large volume of debris expected during Trash Amnesty Week, citizens may experience a delay in the collection schedule. Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the established collection schedule.
For more information, please contact the City of Auburn Environmental Services Department at 334-501-3080.