Note: President's Day is a regular business day for the City of Atlanta.
How to Start New Collection Service for Household Garbage, Recycling & Yard Trimmings
How to Start Backyard Pick Up Service
The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Solid Waste Service (SWS) offers backyard service to senior residents who are 70 years of age or older, live alone and the person is physically incapable of placing the garbage at the curb. If the person is not capable of placing garbage at the curb, then they must present a licensed Physicians certified statement stating such person is physically incapable of placing the garbage at the curb.
Please Note: If City of Atlanta trucks cannot enter the backyard for collection, the customer cannot get backyard service.
If eligible based on the above criteria, submit proof of age and physician's certified statement by fax at 404-546-9073 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If backyard service is requested and the person requesting the service does not meet the age or physical condition criteria, then the citizen must pay $962.21 to receive this service; City Code Section 130-37.
Send check to City of Atlanta
Attn: Carlos Wallace
If you would like to cancel backyard service, email to email@example.com. Please Include your name and address and someone will follow up with you.