BAY MINETTE — Beginning Jan. 7, the City of Bay Minette will see a change in the frequency of its residential garbage service. The Public Works Department will switch to once a week pick-up for household garbage.
Mayor Bob Wills said the decision was made after reviewing information from other Baldwin County municipalities which found that most only offer once-a-week service. The change will also free up the department to tackle other projects, he said.
“By going to the new schedule, our Public Works Department employees can be utilized throughout town to accomplish other goals including maintenance of ditches, patching potholes, performing other street work and better maintaining our signage and general appearance,” Wills said.
The new weekly schedule will follow this general route for household garbage:
Monday: West side of Hand Avenue, north of Ninth Street to Alabama 59, Ninth Street and south of Ninth Street to Railroad Street.
Tuesday: East side of Hand Avenue, north side of 12th Street, Alabama 287, Scarlet Hills and Lakeside, 12th to First Street, Bonnie Brae, south side of 12th Street.
Wednesday: Downtown Business District and holiday make-up.
Thursday: Northside of Martin Luther King Boulevard, Airport Road, Seventh Street to Huthinson, south side of MLK, Green Acres and Coastal Alabama Community College.
Friday: East and west sides of Moran Street to Dickman Road Trailer Park, Powell Heights and Brownwood to Brady Road Extension.
Garbage collection crews operate Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays. Garbage should be curbside by 7 a.m. on your day of service. Time of pick-up can vary slightly and pick-up can only be assured by placing garbage curbside before the route begins.
To report a missed pick-up or for more information on the services provided, call the Public Works Department at 251-580-1848.
The City of Bay Minette's Public Works Department also oversees the collection of yard debris and bulky waste.
Yard debris: Pick-up of yard waste will follow the same schedule as residential garbage pick-up. Yard debris includes materials resulting from landscape maintenance, including grass clippings, leaves, pine straw, twigs, branches, etc. These are considered natural items and are placed in a separate landfill pit for decomposition.
Bulky waste: Bulky Waste items will be picked up on Wednesdays. Bulky waste includes items such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, carpets, etc. These should be placed curbside, separated from yard debris and household garbage. Construction and demolition waste are not eligible for this service.
Recycling: The City of Bay Minette does not have a curbside recycling program at this time. The Baldwin County Solid Waste Department has placed recycling containers at various locations in north Baldwin County. Cardboard, aluminum and plastic can be placed in these containers located at Bay Minette City Hall, Commission Administration Building on West Third Street, Stockton Post Office, Bicentennial Park on Alabama 225, Stapleton Volunteer Fire Department on Alabama 59, and the Bay Minette Transfer Station on Nicholsville Road.
When preparing garbage, waste and debris for collection, please remember:
* All household garbage should be bagged, enclosed in a maximum 32-gallon lidded container and placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of scheduled service.
*Bulky waste, household garbage and yard debris should be placed separately for pick-up.
*Do not place any waste, garbage or debris in ditches or on sidewalks. This can cause clogged drains and flooding issues.
*Tires, paint and other hazardous materials are not eligible for pick-up. Residents should take these items directly to the Baldwin County Transfer Station on Nicholsville Road.
*Any construction and contractor debris, including tree removal, should be removed by the contractor or a fee will be assessed at $75 per load by the City of Bay Minette.
To view a detailed map of the new route schedule, visit the city’s website at cityofbayminette.org and click on the Public Works Department.