Madison County, the 3rd most populous county in Alabama does not act like it's unable to deal with a difficult situation, (such as you see in the neighboring Limestone county, above) however.
Once a month that truck with the large claw comes around followed by dump trucks and they pick up just about anything that won't fit in your trash can. http://madisoncountyal.gov/government/about-your-county/district-four/large-debris-collection
Some things that are picked up include appliances, tree limbs, and furniture. Things that are not picked up include stumps, tires, car parts, pesticides, paint, electronics, shingles, insulation, concrete, bricks, or rocks.
Limestone and Madison share a border with each other, and another side with Tennessee.