Solid Waste Charges & Billing

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Solid Waste Charges & Billing

The Fulton County Tax Commissioner is responsible for the collection of Solid Waste Service fees on behalf of the City of Atlanta. This is a user fee - not a tax - for solid waste collection, disposal and recycling for the residents of the City of Atlanta. Your annual bill provides a description of your property, defined service period, and bill summary.

Solid Waste Charges

Solid Waste Billing


Base Rate - $ 307.19 per year

Recycling - $ 88.00 per year (Note: This is a new rate effective FY11/July 2010 - Click here for details)

Frontage - $ 0.94 per foot of paved street frontage and, to cover rubbish collection costs for unpaved frontage
               $ 0.67 per foot of unpaved street frontage, up to a maximum of 200 feet.


$ 7.60 per foot of street frontage property located in central business/downtown district receiving street cleaning nightly.

$ 3.70 per foot of street frontage for property located in all areas receiving special thoroughfare street cleaning (at least once a week).

$ 2.89 per foot of street frontage for all other commercial and industrial property receiving regular street cleaning

$ 0.67 per foot of unpaved street frontage fro commercial and industrial property abutting unpaved streets to cover rubbish collection cost

If you have questions or need additional information about your bill, please call the Fulton County Customer Service center at (404) 613-6100. When calling please provide your name, property address and/or parcel identification number, and contact number or email address. If your inquiry results in the need to investigate your account, you are still required to pay your bill. A refund and/or adjusted bill will be provided after the inquiry if resolved.

Contact Info
City of Atlanta
Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Customer Service
Tel: 311

NOTE: For garbage collection, rubbage collection or to receive a trash bin call 311.
For issues related to water and sewer, please call the Department of Watershed Management at 311.

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