Environmental Services

ADEM Announces Burn Ban

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is reminding Alabamians of the open burning ban going into effect for 12 counties. The ban, which is designed to protect air quality, is effective from May through October and includes:

  • Baldwin
  • DeKalb
  • Etowah
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • Madison
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Russell
  • Shelby
  • Talladega

Services We Provide

The Environmental Services Department provides the following services:

  • Mosquito Control
  • MS4 Storm Water Program
  • Republic Services (New provider as of Nov. 16, 2019) 

Additionally, we provide day-to-day contact with the public in landfill operations, storm water programs, and garbage service, and resolve complaints and problems related to any of the above.

Useful Resources / Information

Garbage Collection

  • For questions or to report problems with current garbage services, please contact Republic Services at (205) 605-0800 or (205) 923-1650.
  • To establish new garbage services in unincorporated areas of Shelby County, please contact Republic Services (205) 923-1650.
  • If you have any problems, please contact Environmental Services at (205) 669-3737.

Republic Services has acquired Waste Pro’s contract with Shelby County for garbage collection beginning November 16, 2019.

What to Expect:

  • Continue to use your existing recycling and waste containers.
  • Service days will remain the same; however, service times may vary so please place your container curbside the night before your normal collection day.
  • Billing period and billing rates will remain the same. (See rates below)
  • If payment has already been made to Waste Pro for the current invoice period, no action is required. However, please allow for slightly longer than normal processing time.
  • Your next invoice will come from Republic Services. For your convenience, they offer various payment options:
    • Pay online at RepublicServices.com
    • Pay through your bank, and if enrolled in Auto-Pay with Waste Pro, you will need to re-enroll to direct payment to Republic Services.
    • Pay by phone: 877-692-9729
    • Pay by mail: Republic Services, PO Box 9001099, Louisville, KY 40290-1099
  • For additional services, please visit RepublicServices.com.

Please call Customer Service at 205-605-0800 for further questions.

Rates as of October 1, 2019


There are four recycling centers located throughout Shelby County for the recycling of paper, plastics, aluminum cans, and cardboard (no glass or garbage).  For recycling guidelines visit recyclingsimplified.com