Environmental Services

Timothy L. Woody
Employees: 57
Divisions: 6
[email protected]


The Environmental Services Department is responsible for providing a wide range of services to the citizen-customers of Auburn. These responsibilities include the collection of garbage, bulky waste (trash) and recycling, along with animal control services, right of way maintenance, and the maintenance of the City's vehicle and equipment fleet. The Environmental Services TEAM is committed to providing these services through the department's six (6) divisions:
  • Administration
  • Recycling
  • Solid Waste    
  • Animal Control
  • Right of Way Maintenance
  • Fleet Services

We understand that the services we provide are an integral part of the quality of life our community has come to expect. Therefore, it is our sincere desire to provide efficient and effective services that meet the needs of OUR community.

We consistently strive to find ways to enhance the services we provide. Please contact us at 334-501-3080 if you have questions or concerns.


 The Environmental Services Department’s six divisions are charged with the following: Enforcement of the Animals and Fowl Ordinance and the Solid Waste Ordinance, collection of municipal solid waste including recycling, maintenance of the City’s vehicle and equipment fleet, and maintaining the City’s rights-of-way including bike lanes, multi-use paths, downtown, graffiti abatement, litter collection, mosquito control, street sweeping and vegetation management.


  • Animal Control Division
    • Animal Control and the citizens of Auburn submitted 1,496 animals to the Lee County Humane Society (5/2013 - 4/2014) 
  • Fleet Services Division
    • There are more than 500 vehicles/equipment maintained by Fleet Services
    • More than 3,000 maintenance and repair work orders were completed in FY 2013
  • Recycling and Solid Waste Divisions
    • A total of 24,381 tons of municipal solid waste collected in FY 2013
      • Household Garbage – 11,918 tons collected
      • Bulky/Yard Waste – 11,226 tons collected (70% or 7,858 tons was recycled)
      • General Recycling – 1,237 tons collected
    • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (Spring 2014)
      • 246 participants
      • 22,920 pounds (11.5 tons) of material collected
  • Right of Way Maintenance Division
    • 200+ homes sprayed for mosquitoes in FY 2013
    • 3,000+ bags of litter collected in FY 2013
    • Swept 1576 miles of street and City parking facilities
    • Several illegal dumpsite and graffiti clean-ups
    • Conducted several volunteer clean-ups during FY 2013

Education and Outreach

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, AL Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Auburn City Schools, Lee County Humane Society and the Parks and Recreation Department, provide animal care and control outreach to citizens.

Through the East Alabama Recycling Partnership, promote recycling and waste reduction on a local and county-wide basis.

Through the Keep Auburn Beautiful program, coordinate with various City departments and volunteers to conduct an annual neighborhood clean-up, various litter reduction events, household hazardous waste collection day, and other events to encourage Auburn citizens to take responsibility for their community environment.