Owens Cross Roads residential garbage service is weekly and billed with your electrical services through Huntsville Utilities. To request service or for more information, contact Madison County Garbage can be contacted at 256-532-3718. 


Debris trash service is provided by the  Madison County Commission. To learn the day of your debris pickup, contact the Madison County District 3 Shed at 256-723-4247. All residents are charged $3 a month for trash pickup. If your trash is more than a standard size pickup truck load per month, please call and schedule for SPECIAL SERVICE. The minimum charge is $50. The fee depends on manpower, equipment and disposal fees.

Placement of trash:

1. Do not place trash or limbs on top of a water meter or sewer manhole.

2. Do not place trash or limbs under power lines.

3. Do not place brush & debris trash within 5 feet of your mailbox.

4. Put trash and limbs on your own property.

5. Place all items within 10 feet of the road and preferably not in a ditch.

6. Separate Trash and Brush in two distinct piles.

Limbs and Brush – All brush in a separate pile. Must be cut in 8 foot lengths or less. Grass Clippings and Leaves – Grass clippings and pine straw must be contained. If placed in trash cans, they will not be emptied.

Metal Items – Separate into one pile. This includes: appliances, hot water heaters, chairs, iron post, all fencing and aluminum goods. Bulk Household Items – Large items (mattresses, sofas, etc.) 

Items that CAN NOT be placed at side of road: 

Automotive products, car batteries, pesticides, household batteries, paint and related products. Please contact the Handle with Care Collection Center located at 4100 Leeman Ferry Road (256-880-6054) to dispose of these items. 

Construction materials such as: shingles, insulation, concrete blocks, rocks, cement and like materials may be taken to the City of Huntsville Landfill (256-881-8700).

Tires must be taken to the City of Huntsville Landfill as well. 

Commercial tree trimmers must dispose of their own debris.

Contractors must remove construction debris.


Recycling Alliance of North Alabama provides residential recycling services. To learn the day of your recycle pickup please contact RANA at 256-801-2278.