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Loose-Leaf pickup has started in Hoover. This week is Zone 6, third collection which is being done early. The schedule has this week as an off week, however, Santek will be catching up all week.  We will return to zone 6 next week for any misses and then start zone 1, third collection.  We are experiencing some delays due to the drought and weather. Residents may call in with misses and we will return. If you did not get a Leaf Brochure, call us and we will mail you one.  All loose leaves and small yard debris need to be containerized or bagged for curbside collection until your pick up time. Please do NOT use your recycle bin for yard debris. Larger trash items should be on the curb for the Knuckle-boom truck collection. If you have a large amount of yard debris or household trash out for collection, please call Santek at 205-631-1313 or Public Works at 205-444-7543 to be placed on a daily list that is sent in to Santek from our Public Works office at 3pm. While citizens are performing their "Spring Cleaning" please allow ample time for pick up due to the heavy amount of request during the summer months. Work done by a contractor is NOT eligible for pickup by Santek.


Paint cans- Remove the lids from all of the cans. If there is paint inside, put sand, dirt, or kitty litter in the cans with the paint for absorption. Place the cans curbside with the lids off for pick-up.

Appliances with Freon (such as refrigerators and air conditioners) will not be picked up until the Freon has been drained and a certified sticker has been placed on the item. A technician at an appliance service department can provide the freon removal. Information from the EPA provided in this 
link may be helpful. The items can then be placed at the curb for pick up. Again, call Public Works at 205-444-7543 for these large item pick-ups.


Batteries and tires


Friendly Reminder about Contamination/Trash in your Recycling Containers:

The following items may not be placed in your recycle cart:

  • Household trash and food products (rinse any plastic containers or metal cans that have been in contact with food)
  • Styrofoam
  • Aerosol cans
  • Medical waste
  • Wire hangers
  • Loose shredded paper (If you have shredded paper, place it in a paper bag and close with tape before placing in the recycle bin)
  • Plastic flower vases
  • Glass of any kind
  • Limbs/yard debris

For more information, click on the Hoover Recycles link.
If you are moving into a New Construction home in Hoover, please contact Hoover Public Works at 205-444-7543 so we can get your address routed for Garbage Pick-up and advise you of your garbage pick-up dates and other pertinent information. 


The City of Hoover provides to all homes within the city limits the following services free of charge:

  • Curb side garbage collection - twice weekly
  • Recycling - each Wednesday
  • Curb side limbs/brush removal, large bulky items, call to schedule or submit to RequestTracker  
  • Leaf collection during the fall and spring months - see schedule

    Note: We will not remove items placed at the curb by contractors, companies or individuals which have been hired by the homeowner for their services. They are responsible for the removal of any debris generated.


    Holiday Schedule for Santek

    The five (5) holidays in which your service could be delayed are:

    • July 4th
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
    • New Years Day

    When one of these five holidays falls on the weekend, there will be no change in your garbage and recycling services. If a one should fall during the week, your service will be delayed by one day the remainder of that week. This would include recycling services as well.

    Additional Information
    If you have any questions regarding our garbage, trash, and recycling services please call or email the city or Santek.

    The city hosts an annual Household Hazardous Waste Day each April to allow city residents to dispose of hazardous or environmentally sensitive material.




















































































    Administrative Office
    2020 Valleydale Rd
    Ste 111
    Hoover, AL 35244 

    Ph: 205-444-7543 

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Waste Services of Alabama (Santek)

    Ph: 205-631-1313