Trash & Recycling Services
Residential Garbage Services
The City of Gulf Shores contracts with Republic Services to provide weekly residential garbage services for standard household garbage.
- Once a week pickup on either Mondays or Thursdays for areas north of 2nd Ave (please see the map below)
- Twice a week pickup on Mondays &Thursdays for residences south of, and including, 2nd Ave (Beach Rental District)
- View the residential garbage pickup route map
- Carts should be out the night before or by 6 a.m. the day of service
To set up your service or for more information, contact Republic Services at 888-425-7667.
Residential Debris Services
- View the residential debris pickup route map
- View Resolution No. 4594-08 regarding residential debris pickup
For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 251-968-1156 or by email.
Residential Recycling Services
Thank you for partnering with The City of Gulf Shores to keep our community clean and environmentally sustainable. The following information is for educational purposes surround our local recycling center as well as proper means of disposal for special and medical waste.
Curbside (Single Stream):
Carts should be out the night before or by 6 a.m. the day of service
Items that can be placed in cans for curbside pickup:
- Aluminum Cans
- Newspaper, Magazines, & Office Paper
- Paper Products
- Plastic Jugs (rinsed)
- Tin Cans (rinsed)
*No items containing food residue, oil, aerosol, wax, or Styrofoam are allowed in residential curbside cans.
Drop Off Center:
The City of Gulf Shores operates a drop-off recycling facility located at 160 W. 36th Avenue.
Please note we do not accept medical waste, aerosol cans, paint or tires.
Items accepted at the Drop Off Recycling Center:
- Plastic Bags
- Aluminum Cans
- Household Batteries
- Glass Jars & Bottles
- Scrap Metal
- Tin Cans
*Paint, Electronics, and Lightbulbs are accepted periodically. See Special Recycling Dates below.
Automotive Batteries and Motor Oil:
These items are locally accepted at the Wal Mart Auto Care Center.
170 E Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores, AL
Gasoline, Household Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, and Insecticide:
Baldwin County Magnolia Landfill 15140 County Road 49 Summerdale, AL 36580
DEA National Prescription Drug Drop Box
Gulf Shores Police Department Lobby 220 Clubhouse Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Blossman Gas 15455 Co Rd 73, Foley Al 36535
Household Medical Waste:
Please contact your local healthcare provider for proper handling and disposal procedures of household medical waste. For additional information, contact the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Environmental Services Branch at (334)271-7984
Special Recycling Days
The City of Gulf Shores will periodically host special recycling drives where the public can drop off items that are not normally accepted. These items include electronics, fluorescent lightbulbs and paint.
2023 Special Recycling Days:
- March 20-31
- June 19-30
- September 18-30
- December 18 - January 4, 2024
Republic Services Recycling Rewards
Thousands of rewards are available to you, simply for recycling – and with Republic Rewards™, you can learn additional tips to reduce your waste. To request service or for more information, contact Republic Services at 888-425-7667.