With the holidays here, we're doing extra cleaning along with extra wrapping and gifts, etc..  This time of year we generate about 25% more trash than usual, so the city is helping us keep things cleaned up.

The City of Tuscaloosa will host a garbage drop-off event Saturday, Dec. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It will be free to drop your trash off at the Curry Environmental Services facility at 3440 Kauloosa Ave. There will be no other garbage drop-off sites.  All participants will be required to check in and complete a participation form.

Along with bringing extra bags of holiday garbage, citizens are encouraged to recycle cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, plastic #1 containers, plastic #2 bottles, plastic bags, steel ‘soup’ cans, aluminum cans, newspaper and magazines in the appropriate recycling containers onsite.

The City of Tuscaloosa will not collect garbage, trash or recycling Monday. December 25 or Monday, January 1. Routes those weeks will delayed one day.

Find out more information here about holiday garbage drop-off or other environmental events, or call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311.