The Office of Solid Waste Services is responsible for the collection and disposal of solid waste within the City of Atlanta. Additionally, the office provides vacant lot clean-up; maintenance of various rights-of-way specified in the Atlanta City Code and dead animal removal and disposal. The office also oversees landfill operations; the City’s recycling program; enforcing codes related to lawn maintenance and the disposal of yard trimmings; and assists in citywide emergency operations.
The Administration Division is comprised of Education and Enforcement, Waste Reduction and Management Analysis. These units are responsible for code enforcement and compliance, maintaining contracts devoted to waste reduction, recycling and composting, route analysis, mapping, off-site plan review, budget preparation and developing educational publications and activities.
The Operations Division is responsible for household garbage collection and bulk rubbish and yard trimming collection. Operational divisions are organized by function in order to increase their efficiency in operations and service delivery.
Keep Atlanta Beautiful
Keep Atlanta Beautiful is the public education and outreach component of Solid Waste Services. This organization assists with community clean-ups and works closely with Code Enforcement. For more information please visit www.keepatlantabeautiful.org.
Solid Waste Collection Schedule
Household garbage, recycling and yard trimmings are collected weekly on the scheduled collection day. For questions regarding pick up service, please contact the Customer Service Call Center Monday - Friday, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm at (404) 330-6333 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests for Fee Reduction/Tax Exemption
The senior citizen Exemption is administered by the Tax Assessor's office. Taxpayers age 65 and over with an annual income of $39,000 or less can receive a 30% exemption on their Solid Waste service fee. The $30.00 recycling exemption is offered by Public Works for persons (regardless of age) who make less than $8,000.00 annually.
Hardship cases are reviewed by Fulton County with regards to making payment arrangements - - but not reductions on the bill. Customers should contact the Fulton County Tax Commissioner's Office at 404.613.0656 to make such arrangements.
City of Atlanta
Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Office of the Commissioner
Tel: (404) 330-6240
Office of Solid Waste Services
Director of Operations
Director of Special Services
Office of Transportation
Capital Projects / Transportation Planning
Program Management Officer
Tel: 404.330.6739 - O
Operations, Engineering & Analysis
Program Management Officer
Tel: 404.330.6501 - O
Office of Fleet Services
Dale Fambrough, Director
Communications & Community Relations
NOTE: For garbage collection, rubbage collection or to receive a trash bin call 404.330.6333.
For issues related to water and sewer, please call the Department of Watershed Management at 404.658-6500.
Last updated: 1/15/2015 4:47:42 PM