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2014 - 2015 Holiday Collections Schedule 

  • MLK, Jr., Day, Next day pick-up
  • Memorial Day, Next day pick-up
  • Independence Day, No Change to Service - Regular Collections
  • Labor Day, Next day pick-up
  • Veterans Day, No Change to Service - Regular Collections
  • Thanksgiving, No Change to Service - Regular Collections
  • Christmas Day, Next day pick-up
  • New Years Day, Next day pick-up

Click here for a copy of the 2014 - 2014 Winter Holiday Collections Schedule

How to Start New Collection Service for Household Garbage, Recycling & Yard Trimmings

New property owners can fax or mail a copy of their settlement statement to the Customer Service Division in order to obtain a garbage container ("Herbie Curbie"):

55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 4800
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-0326
Attention: Customer Service Division
404.330.6333 (office)
404.546.9073 (fax)

Household garbage, recycling and yard trimmings collection occurs weekly. Containers should be placed on curb by 7p.m. the previous day and removed from curb by 7 p.m. on collection day.

How to Start Backyard Pick Up Service

Backyard pick up service may be available without charge for persons having physical limitations which prevent placement of garbage receptacles at the curb if certain requirements are met.

You may be eligible based on:

(A) Age only criteria.

Any residence where there are no persons between the ages of 12 and 70 capable of placing garbage at the curbside.

(B) Physical condition criteria.

Each person between the ages of 12 and 70 at a residence not capable of placing garbage at the curbside must present a certificate from a physician licensed to practice medicine by the State stating that such person is physically incapable of placing garbage at the curbside. (See City of Atlanta Ordinance, Chapter 130: Solid Waste Management, Sec.130-37(c)(3)).

Each year, all persons receiving backyard garbage collection service must be recertified as to the physical condition preventing the placement of garbage at the curbside. (See City of Atlanta Ordinance, Chapter 130: Solid Waste Management, Sec.130-37(c)(5)).

How to Start Back Yard Pick Up Service, Fee Based

If you would like to receive backyard garbage collection service and do not to meet the criteria listed above then you must submit a payment of $962.21 per year to cover the cost of this service. This entitles you to receive backyard garbage collection from January 2nd through December 30th. (See City of Atlanta Ordinance, Chapter 130: Solid Waste Management, Sec. 130-84(4) and Sec. 130- 37(c)(2)).

Please contact the Department of Public Works Customer Service Division at (404) 330 – 6333 if you would like to apply or have additional questions.

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Contact Info
City of Atlanta
Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6240
Fax: 404.658.7552

Customer Service
Tel: 404.330.6333
Email:
publicworks@atlantaga.gov

Office of the Commissioner

Richard Mendoza
Commissioner
Tel: (404) 330-6240
Email: rmendoza@atlantaga.gov

Office of Solid Waste Services

Christopher Fetterman
Director of Operations
Email: cjfetterman@atlantaga.gov

Gayla Dodson
Director of Special Services
Email: gdodson@atlantaga.gov

Public Relations

Valerie Bell-Smith
Public Relations Manager, Sr.
Tel: 404.330.6303
Email: vbell-smith@atlantaga.gov

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: 11/4/2014 12:05:01 PM