City Initiates Cleaner Greener Huntsville This Week

The City of Huntsville continues its Cleaner and Greener initiative by providing local dumpsters March 4-9 to improve city appearance.  

Residents will be able to dispose of household trash or cumbersome items at no cost in large dumpsters located in each ward.  The dumpsters will be placed Monday through Saturday and will be emptied daily or as often as needed according to Kimberly Kembro, Assistant Public Works Director for Huntsville.
 “In the beginning we didn’t have much participation, but each quarter it has progressed,” Kembro said. “I think it will grow. It is no cost to the citizens, and by taking them and putting them in the neighborhoods they are more apt to use them.”
The city council determined that holding a quarterly cleanup was an efficient way for residents to address trash and unwanted items during their strategic planning in 2018.
“A lot of times people don’t have a way to get these heavy items all the way to the transfer station, but being in the community may [make it] easier to bring them down the road,” Kembro said. “Maybe not everybody has a truck and trailer.”

Kimbro has worked for the city for 15 years starting as an environmental chemist doing water and waste-water testing.
“I think it helps because a clean town benefits everyone, and I think it promotes community pride and spirit,” Kimbro said.  “Hopefully by people bringing their trash to this no-cost event, it will spark the interest of our residents to dispose of items they may not have gotten rid of.”
The Transfer Station is located at 590 Interstate 45 North.  For more information or to ask about disposing of any liquid or flammable materials, call 936-294-5712.

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