Who is S.W.E.E.T?
The Solid Waste Education Enforcement Team (SWEET) serves to promote public safety, public health and the welfare of the citizens of the City of Atlanta. SWEET oversees enforcement of all sanitation regulations for the City of Atlanta including provisions for proper storage, collection and disposal of solid waste, recycling and illegal dumping as well as guidelines for the proper maintenance of residential yards and commercial establishments.
To develop a progressive, professional, elite environmental code enforcement response unit supported by sound administrative policy, technology and training. This response unit is geared towards performing related tasks, communicating with community stakeholders and providing training to similar professional agencies.
To inform the community through residential assistance and education regarding environmental issues; the proper way to dispose of waste; and City of Atlanta laws, regulations and ordinances ensuring the public right of way will not be infringed upon.
S.W.E.E.T. Enforced Ordinance Search
Top Ten Violations
Right of Way Containers
Yard Trimmings (No Plastic Bags)
Mixed Rubbish Refuse
Maintenance Inspection of Property
On January 7, 2019 the City of Atlanta City Council voted to adopt Ordinance 18-O-1322 regulating the operations of Shareable Dockless Mobility Devices.
The Department of Public Works will enforce appropriate parking of all devices. They will monitor the sidewalks and streets and remove devices as necessary.
Code Enforcement Academy PSA Featuring Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd