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New Garbage & Trash Ordinance Passed

Changes in Solid Waste Ordinance Effective October 1, 2017

Opelika’s first Solid Waste Ordinance was passed in 1981. Since that time there have been many changes to how Opelika collects its garbage, trash and recycling.  The ordinance was recently updated to clarify these many changes.  In the ordinance, we have addressed many issues such as:

Many of these changes are listed below and are effective on October 1, 2017. The new ordinance can be found here. If you have any questions please contact Opelika Environmental Services (OES) at 334.705.5480.


PRIMARY CHANGES