Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:45pm
Saturday 8am to 3pm
What is the City's policy on electronics recycling?
The City currently accepts computer peripherals, TVs and small appliances for recycling. Please bring these items to the Recycling Center at the Public Works warehouse (555 South Section Street). The Recycle Center is open Monday through Friday, 7 am until 3:45 pm and Saturday 7am until 3pm. Please note that the City of Fairhope also hosts an Electronic Amnesty Day in conjunction with Earth Day each year (usually the middle of April) and America Recycles Day (Nov 15 each year), and electronics can also be brought in at this time for recycling.
What is the City's policy on box collection?
The City of Fairhope will collect your boxes on your scheduled recycling day. Boxes should be broken down, or stacked in a manner which is easily accessible at the right of way. Styrofoam, plastic wrap and any other non-fibrous material should be removed and bagged for garbage collection. It is permissible to leave packing paper inside the boxes for recycling collection.
Do I have to have a Recycling bin to participate in Fairhope's curbside recycling program?
You may also use any recycling container. Containers should be marked with our free "Fairhope Recycles" stickers which are available at City Hall and the Public Utilities Office. Please make sure your materials are sorted and not mixed together. You do not need a separate recycling container for each material, as long as materials are not commingled together.
What is the City's policy on Recycling?
The City of Fairhope currently has a 47% recycle participation rate. We encourage all residents to participate in recycling, even if you choose just to recycle fiber (paper and cardboard) at curbside collection. The City of Fairhope highly encourages recycling which saves landfill space, natural resources (energy), as well as provides revenues for the city. City residents receive recycling collection once per week (the same day as trash collection, please call to verify your collection day, 928-8003). Recycling materials should be sorted for ease of collection. The City of Fairhope currently recycles mixed paper, cardboard boxes (broken down), glass containers, plastic jugs, and steel/aluminum cans at curbside collection. There is no fee for recycling collection. Please check out our Recycling page for a complete list of items that the City of Fairhope recycles and other important information.
Does the city promote home composting?
The city highly encourages residents to compost organic debris at home! Doing so will not only provide you, the resident, with a free, fertile soil additive, but it will also help our collection services in the long run by reducing the amount of yard waste and kitchen scraps that are disposed of. Note that a healthy compost pile should include leaves, green waste (vegetable trimmings, grass clippings), egg shells, coffee grinds, etc.
What are the specifics on yard waste placement?
Due to the City of Fairhope landfill closing as of 2/27/10, we have a new procedure for Trash. There are 2 kinds of Trash -- Yard debris (grass clippings, limbs, and leaves) and C&D (discarded garden pots, toys, lumber, building materials, appliances, furniture, fixtures, miscellaneous items). Yard Debris will continue to be collected curbside free of charge. You must separate the limbs and leaves. Also, we do not accept plastic bags, leaves may be placed on your curb or use a mulchable bag (which may be purchased at area stores). All yard waste should be placed at residents own right of way for collection. Furthermore, be carefule not to place debris on city streets, in storm drains or in street flumes. Doing so could not only cause traffic hazards, but could contribute to storm drain clogging and ultimately flooding. To report placement violations, please call the City of Fairhope Environmental Officer at 928-8003 or .
Concerning C&D Collection, you have 2 options:
Option One: Call in your collection and expect a charge.
Option Two: Bring your items to the city dump for city transport at no charge (you must have a sticker).