Public Works Department

Mission Statement

Public Works Department’s purpose is to maintain the City’s infrastructure and grounds, and to provide community services, such as tree care, sidewalk and street maintenance.

Garbage Services:

Garbage is any refuse that is accumulated within the household:

  • Food
  • Paper and plastic items
  • Diapers

Trash Pickup:

Please call (334) 874-2170 with questions about the pick-up dates of trash or designated dumping areas.  If there is garbage in the trash, the trash will not be pickup up.


If you lease a multi-family dwelling with more than six units: You must provide a dumpster on site for tenants to dispose of waste.
If you lease a single-family dwelling or a multi-family dwelling with five or fewer units: You must obtain proof of garbage service for tenants.

This ordinance is effective immediately. Please provide documentation to avoid fines to the Office of Public Service Department in City Hall at 222 Broad Street.
Please call 874-2106 for more information.

Henry Hicks

Henry Hicks

Director of Public Works



Public Works
4555 Water Avenue
Selma, Alabama 36703


Monday – Friday
7:00 am-3:00 pm (Winter)
6:00 am-2:00 pm (Summer)



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Severe Weather Alert!


Due to the threat of severe weather, all non-essential city services will be closed on Friday, March 18, 2022.  The City will continue to monitor the situation and depending on the severity of the event may make further changes to hours of operation. 

The Selma Police & Fire Departments will be on regular duty and Public Works will be on call working diligently to address issues as they occur, along with reporting issues to the Alabama Department of Transportation and local utility companies.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and take proper precautions.  Please stay off roadways as conditions, power lines, and/or trees may be impacted.

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