Recyclable Items

Recycling Information

City residents are encouraged to help the city reduce the amount of solid waste entering the landfill by participating in our recycling program. Please remember to never, ever, put sharp objects (needles, broken glass, etc.) in with your recycling. The following guidelines are essential to remember when recycling.

Bring recyclables to the designated drop off points and place them in the appropriate bins. View drop off point location photos.

Acceptable Items 

Acceptable items include: 

  • Aluminum and steel food and beverage cans (includes pet food cans) - crushed, if possible
  • Broken down corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Computer printout paper
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Plastic milk jugs, water jugs, soft drink bottles, shampoo bottles, laundry bottles, detergent bottles - crushed, if possible
  • Telephone books
  • White office paper

Hours for City Landfill Site

7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Hours for Westgate Site

7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Prohibited Items

Prohibited materials include:

  • Ammunition
  • Carpet
  • Compost or other yard or garden wastes
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Hazardous materials such as oils, paints and lacquers,  household chemicals, and pesticides
  • Garbage/trash
  • Insulation
  • Leaves, limbs, or grass
  • Needles
  • Oil (motor oil, cooking oil, etc.)
  • Shrubbery
  • Styrofoam
  • Tree stumps

These prohibited items may be brought to the City of Dothan Municipal Landfill located at 1290 Burkett Road for special handling and disposal.

For more information about your garbage, trash, or mosquito spraying please call (334) 615-3820.