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


The City of Gulf Shores provides weekly residential debris services. Items that will be picked up include yard debris, cardboard boxes, old furniture, and white goods.
  • View the residential debris pickup route map
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.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Public Works Department at 251-968-1156.

Curbside (Single Stream):

View the residential recycling pickup route map
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
  • Cardboard
  • 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. All items must be sorted into the proper bins.
Please note we do not accept medical waste, aerosol cans, paint or tires. 


Items accepted at the Drop Off Recycling Center:

  • Styrofoam
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Plastic Bags
  • Paper
  • 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
(251) 972-6878

DEA National Prescription Drug Drop Box

Gulf Shores Police Department Lobby 220 Clubhouse Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-2431

Propane Cylinders

Blossman Gas 15455 Co Rd 73, Foley Al 36535
(251) 943-5759

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.  

2021 Special Recycling Days:

  • March 14 – March 31
  • June 14 – June 30
  • September 20 – October 1
  • December 27 – January 7, 2022

Republic Services Recycling Rewards 


Republic Rewards 
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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.