Commercial Collection

The Commercial Division of the City of Huntsville Solid Waste and Recycling Department provides service to commercial customers with dumpsters, compactors, and open top roll offs. This department also services residential customers that rent an open top roll off for the purpose of renovation and demo debris at a residential location. Servicing of Commercial Containers is performed Monday through Friday.

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​Items That Can Not Be Placed in Dumpsters
If items that are on this list are found in your dumpster, the dumpster will not be emptied
  • Appliances
  • BBQ Pits
  • Box Springs
  • Construction or Building Materials
  • Furniture
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hot Ash or Coals
  • Mattresses
  • Mowers
  • Pallets
  • Wheel Barrows
  • Yard Waste

Dumpsters in this condition will not be serviced

dumpster-OVERLOADED
Dumpster Tips-

All garbage needs to be bagged before being placed inside containers. The lids of the dumpsters must close, please do not overload.  This ensures that animals will not have access to the garbage inside of the dumpster. It will also keep rain water out of the dumpster.  

Do not throw hot coals in the dumpster, it will catch on fire!

Do not stack items in front of the dumpster, we will not be able to empty it for you.
​Did you know......

  • The Commercial Front End Trucks empty over 1,300 dumpsters a week.
  • The commercial division works on every holiday except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Commercial Front End Load trucks weigh over 17,000 pounds
  • You can rent a roll off container for your home remodeling debris.  For a complete list of fees, click here.

Commercial Container Repair, Replacement or Extra Pickups
If you have a dumpster that has damaged or missing lids, please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 936-294-5712, or e-mail Natalie Mimms at nmimms@huntsvilletx.gov to report this issue.  If your dumpster has any other damage, such as holes in the bottom, please let this department know and a new dumpster will be issued. 

There is no related fee for container repairs; however, there is a fee assessed to the customer's utility bill if a container is burned or if the customer requests that a container be cleaned and / or painted.


Additional Fees
There will be a fee assessed to the customer's utility bill for each additional dump that is not on the regular pickup schedule. If a container cannot be dumped due to a large item (furniture, mattresses, lumber, construction materials, etc.) and the customer removes the large item and requests a dump, a fee will be assessed to the customer's utility bill to return to the location. 

If a container is blocked by vehicles or other materials, the container will not be dumped. A fee will be assessed to the customer's utility bill if the customer requests a return trip to dump the container after the vehicles or materials have been removed by the customer.
 
Dumpsters are turned completely upside down when being dumped. All loose garbage will come out unless items are wedged inside the dumpster. Customers are responsible for insuring all items placed inside the dumpster remain loose and are not compacted or hinder dumping in any way. If the driver has to return to the site for additional dumping, there will be a fee assessed to the customer's utility bill in accordance with the fee schedule.  
Commercial Dumpster and Roll Off Pricing Information
The charge for a commercial dumpster is determined by the size of the dumpster used, as well as the number of times per week that it is serviced.  
Inside the City Limits Commercial Dumpster Fees
Inside the City Limits Roll Off Fees-Labor Fees plus an additional $ 72.15 per ton per Service Call

Size of the Dumpster

Number of Times Serviced a Week

Price per Month

2 Yard Dumpster

1 Collection per Week

$ 74.35
  2 Collections per Week $ 124.95
  3 Collections per Week $ 175.54
  4 Collections per Week $ 226.13
  5 Collections per Week $ 276.74
  Unscheduled Extra Pick Up $ 46.00
     
4 Yard Dumpster 1 Collection per Week $ 94.55
  2 Collections per Week $ 165.38
  3 Collections per Week $ 236.18
  4 Collections per Week $ 306.99
  5 Collections per Week $ 377.79
  Unscheduled Extra Pick Up $ 64.38
     
6 Yard Dumpster 1 Collection per Week $ 114.77
  2 Collections per Week $ 205.79
  3 Collections per Week $ 296.80
  4 Collections per Week $ 387.83
  5 Collections per Week $ 478.87
  Unscheduled Extra Pick Up $ 82.75
     
8 Yard Dumpster 1 Collection per Week $ 134.98
  2 Collections per Week $ 246.21
  3 Collections per Week $ 357.44
  4 Collections per Week $ 468.67
  5 Collections per Week $ 579.90
  Unscheduled Extra Pick Up $ 101.13
Roll Off Service Type Fee
Set Fee (1 time fee to drop off the container) $ 162.23
First Empty and Return of the Month $ 256.54
Each Additional Empty and Return for the Month $ 119.46
Deposit (if you do not currently have a City of Huntsville utility account) $ 1,500.00
Roll Off Inactivity Fee $ 256.54

Outside the City Limits Roll Off Fees-Labor Fees plus an additional $ 78.08 per ton per Service Call

Roll Off Service Type Fee
Set Fee (1 time fee to drop off the container $ 162.23
First Empty and Return of the Month $ 305.37
Each Additional Empty and Return for the Month $ 142.20
Deposit (if you do not currently have a City of Huntsville utility account) $1,500.00
Scheduled Weekly Servicing of a Roll Off for Inside the City Limits-Plus $72.15 per ton
Number of Times Serviced per Week Fee
1 Collection per Week $ 453.67
2 Collections per Week $ 766.36
3 Collections per Week $ 1079.05
4 Collections per Week $ 1,391.74
5 Collections per Week $ 1,704.43
Inside the City Limits Compactor-Labor Fees plus an additional $ 72.15 per ton per Service Call
  Fee
Scheduled Pick Up $ 173.49
Unscheduled Pick Up $ 216.88
Extra Pick Up $ 121.67
Re-positioning Fee $ 144.43
Compactor Inactivity Fee $ 256.54

Click here for a printable version of our fees.

​The Weld Shop

The Commercial Division has it's own weld shop to make repairs to dumpsters and roll offs.  This is how all dumpsters get new bottoms welded on after they have rusted out, and then they are repainted before they are set back out at a business.  

This department has a specialized truck that can go out and pick up and deliver a dumpster to a location.  This is how we pick up a dumpster to make repairs, or deliver new dumpsters to a new business.

This truck is also used when a dumpster has an item in it that the Front End Load truck can not allow in it's hopper.  (See the top of this page for a list of examples of the types of items not allowed in a dumpster.)  If the owner of the business that the dumpster is set at is unable to remove the item from the dumpster themselves, this truck can be sent out to pick up the dumpster to bring it to our facility to empty it for a fee.