The City of Opelika has completed upgrades to the 8th Avenue Recycling Convenience Center. Two 40-cubic yard roll-off containers have been added to handle yard waste, scrap iron and appliances. These containers are for Opelika residents only, no businesses.
One of these containers is for residents to use if they prefer not to place yard waste on the street or if they have a major yard cleanup that they would prefer not be in front of their house for a week. No businesses are allowed to use these containers. Citizens need to follow these rules.
- Trees and brush must be less than 6 inches in diameter and 5 feet in length
- Leaves and grass must be bagged
- No construction waste
- No demolition waste
- No dirt
- No carpet or flooring
- No pallets
- No household garbage
One of the containers is for scrap iron and old appliances. Due to liability and safety concerns, please stay out of the containers.
Additionally, please do not place anything on the ground. The use of these containers will make the convenience centers much cleaner and safer. We urge citizens to follow the rules. If the rules are not followed the containers will be removed.
The City of Opelika is also updating the Jeter Recycling Convenience Center and has poured the slab for the cardboard compacter that will be installed in the coming weeks. The paving of the Jeter Convenience Center will be completed during the week of July 10 (weather permitting). Once completed containers will be placed for yard waste, scrap iron and appliances. The Jeter Convenience Center should be open for citizens to use in late July.
Please contact Opelika Environmental Services, 334-705-5480, with any questions.