Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When should I place my container by the curb?
A. Containers should be placed at the curb by 7:00 AM the morning of your garbage collection day. Remove your empty container from the curb no later than 7:00 PM. Under no circumstances are containers to be left out overnight.
Q. What is acceptable to place in my container?
A. Only household trash and garbage is acceptable.
Q. What is NOT acceptable to place in your container?
A. Do NOT put yard waste, construction, remodeling, metal, or demolition debris in the container. Do NOT put concrete, dirt, rocks, sod, sand, plaster, hot ashes, tires, automobile parts or batteries, chemical materials, toxic materials, flammable items, or liquid paint in the container.
Q. Who should I call if my garbage has been missed?
A. You may call the Sanitation Department at (334)348-2665 between the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Q. How do I get Garbage Service started?
A. You will need to go to the Water Department located at City Hall on 501 S. Main Street and complete the necessary paperwork. A small deposit may be required.
Q. Who should I contact regarding my Garbage Service bill?
A. Call the Water Desk at (334)347-1211 ext. 2250.
Q. How can I dispose of paint cans or spray paint cans that still have paint in them?
A. Paint must be completely dry before disposing of in your household garbage. Dry the paint in the can by removing the lid and placing the can outside in the sun for a few days or by spreading the paint onto a piece of cardboard to insure proper drying. Spray cans must be completely empty before disposing of in your household garbage. Spray out all of the paint in the spray can onto a piece of cardboard to insure it is completely empty.
Q. How can I dispose of oil, grease, or transmission fluid?
A. Oil, grease, and transmission fluid may be brought to the City Shop located at 529 Glover Avenue.
Q. How do I dispose of used batteries?
A. Batteries may be brought to the City Shop located at 529 Glover Avenue.
Q. How can I dispose of tires? Is there a fee?
A. Tires may be brought to the City Shop located at 529 Glover Avenue. The fee is $1.50 each for car tires, $5.00 each for large truck tires, and $15.00 each for tractor tires.
Q. What are County items?
A. County items are considered to be solid waste. They are items that are too large to fit in your household garbage container or items that should not be placed in with your household garbage such as old furnishings, appliances, computers, etc…
Q. How can I dispose of appliances? Where can I take an appliance if I want to dispose of it myself?
A. Appliances can be placed curbside and will be picked up by a separate truck on your regularly scheduled garbage day. Please contact the Sanitation Department at (334)348-2665 in advance and advise us of what type of appliance you need picked up. Appliances can also be brought to the Transfer Station located outside the Public Works building located at 529 Glover Avenue.
Q. How do I dispose of old furniture items?
A. You may set old furniture items out on your scheduled garbage day for pickup. There is a $50.00 fee plus an additional Tipping Fee if you have a full trailer load of County debris.
Q. Where can I dispose of debris on the weekend?
A. Debris can be brought to the City’s Grinding Site. The Grinding Site is for City of Enterprise residents only and a permit must first be obtained from the Public Works office located at 529 Glover Avenue. Proof of residency is required. We are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Once a permit is assigned it can be used as long as you are a City resident. The Grinding Site is open 7 days a week, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Q. How do I dispose of yard debris? Is there a fee?
A. Yard debris is collected in accordance with the City of Enterprise Code of Ordinances under Section 19-48 (1), “Trees or parts of trees not more than 6 inches in diameter and cut less than 6 feet in length will be collected if neatly stacked or piled alongside the curb, but in no case will rubbish or parts of trees be placed in the street.” There is a $25.00 fee if there is a full load of yard debris picked up at one time.
Q. Where can I take my yard debris if I have missed my schedule pickup day?
A. Yard debris can be taken to the City’s Grinding Site located on East Drive. The Grinding Site is for City of Enterprise residents only and a permit must first be obtained from the Public Works office located at 529 Glover Avenue. Proof of residency is required. We are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Once a permit is assigned it can be used as long as you are a City resident. The Grinding Site is open 7 days a week, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.