Enhancing & Maintaining

Rainbow City
street department


318 Kinzie Lane
Rainbow City, AL 35906


The city maintains all roadways within city limits. Crews routinely inspect streets. To report a pothole, damaged sidewalk, or any other problem that you think needs attention, please call 256 - 442 - 1766


All regulatory, warning, and street signs within the rights-of-way are the responsibility of the Street and Traffic Section. If you see a traffic sign that is down or damaged, please report it immediately to 256 - 442 - 1766

For damaged or missing signs please contact us with the name and location. 256 - 442 - 1766  

Please report theft or destruction of street signs to the police department.


Trash pickup rotates weekly, depending on where you live. While we can not guarantee a specific day, we strive to pick up during your scheduled week.

The first trash pick-up is free of charge. If a second trash pick-up is needed at the same address during the same month, a fee of $75.00 is required. Payment will be received by the Revenue Office before the second pick-up is scheduled.

Everyone North and East of HWY 411 (Rainbow Drive) from Williams Ave. to Gadsden city limit, including everyone on or tied on to Williams Ave., all of Westminster, West Grand Ave. (HWY 77), Sutton Bridge Rd., Brown Ave. and Steele Station Rd. from Airport Rd and the roads tied in.

Rainbow City Garbage Pickup 2021 Export

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Michael Stevens

Few words

The Street department closely affects everyday life for everyone in Rainbow City, the work our employees perform can go largely go unnoticed — unless the work doesn't get done. Our eight-member staff is proud and honored with the task of keeping our great City in an order you can be proud to live. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call and leave a voicemail. I will get back to you as quickly as possible. 256 - 442 - 1766

Michael Stevens
Street Department Supervisor

What Can Be Picked Up

The City of Rainbow will ONLY PICKUP the following during monthly trash pick up:
  • Pruned limbs
  • Bagged leaves, grass clippings and pine straw
  • Metal/wiring
  • Paper/cardboard
  • Hoses
  • Plastic
  • Glass of any kind
  • Cloth
  • Furniture
  • Carpet (not left by contractors)
  • Mattresses

What Can't Be Picked Up

The following items will not be picked up by the Sanitation Department:
  • Batteries and household garbage
  • Tires
  • Construction materials/shingles/tar paper/paints and varnishes of any kind
  • Appliances
  • The City of Rainbow City cannot pick up items left by contractors or tree trimmers/cutters.
  • Any type of lumber (not left by contractors)
  • Any of the above items are the responsibility of the citizens of Rainbow City to dispose of properly.

2024 Holiday Schedule



Day of the Week

New Year’s Day (2025)

January  1, 2025



January 15, 2024


Memorial Day

May 27, 2024


Independence Day

July 4, 2024


Labor Day

September 2, 2024


Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2024



November 28, 2024



November 29, 2024


Christmas Eve

December 25, 2024


Christmas Day

December 26, 2024


New Year’s Day (2024)

January 1, 2024


Garbage Collection - Republic Services observes the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Memorial Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

If a normally scheduled pick-up falls on one of the above holidays, collection shall be on the next working day.