The Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA) is a division of the Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA). The RANA division will oversee and manage recycling projects for SWDA (blue 95 gallon cart) for the entire City of Madison. This is a free service offered to all Madison single family residences (both Madison and Limestone). Carts will be picked up monthly.

Need a Blue Cart? 

Visit RANA's website HERE
Or contact SWDA at 256.880.6054 or via email. Please include your address and phone number so they can contact you in the event of questions.

 What Goes in the Bin?

ProductAcceptedNot Accepted
Newspapers All newsprint and inserts
Junk mail
Brown paper bags

CardboardCardboard (Must be broken down flat, smaller than 2’ x 2’, and fit inside of your recycling bin.
Fiberboard (Cereal Boxes)
Magazines Magazines
Mail / Flyers
Loose Paper
Paperback Books

PLEASE remove paper or plastic wrappers.
Cans Aluminum Cans
Steel Cans
EMPTY Aerosol Cans from Shaving Cream, Hair Spray or Air Freshener.

PLEASE remove and discard lids.
Cans that contained Poison, Paint or Auto Products
Scrap Metal
Aluminum Foil
Disposable Aluminum Pie Plates
Plastic Milk Jugs
Soft Drink Bottles
Laundry Products Bottles
Shampoo Bottles
Any narrow neck bottle that has a Number 1 or Number 2 on the bottom

PLEASE: RINSE and REMOVE LIDS and pumps.Containers may be crushed to conserve space.
Motor Oil Containers
Poison Containers
Plastic Wrap
Plastic Bags
Wide mouth plastic containers such as Yogurt and Margarine Tubs.
and Used
Motor Oil

Motor oil and household batteries will no longer be collected curbside. The new Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility, located at 1055 A Cleaner Way in Huntsville, accepts these materials, and other household hazardous waste. The HHW facility is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and provides a convenient, drive-thru service for residents of Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County. Weekend drop-off locations are also provided through HHW Community Collection Events (CCE’s). Visit HHW for schedule of upcoming Community Collection Events near you.

Lead acid batteries used in:

Transmission Fluid
Brake Fluid
Motor oil that has been mixed with other things
GlassAt this time, we’ve been unable to locate a facility that accepts glass in our area.

Currently, there is no pickup for commercial property or apartments complexes.