City's Solid Waste Line
Ins and Outs of Recycling
Contaminants cause the rejection of tons of recyclables every year, which increases the cost of recycling.
The Top Three Contaminants are:
- Plastic grocery bags
- Take-out pizza boxes
Other contaminants include:
- Hard cover books
- Light bulbs
- Cookware (ceramics, plates, cups)
- Window / mirror glass
- Construction debris
Please do not put these in your recycle bin, and remember:
When In Doubt, Throw It Out!
Basic Service billed annually on your property tax bill for services beginning in 2016.
Once weekly trash pickup and recycling - $11.50 per month, $138.00 annually*. There is an annual savings of $85.80 or 38.3% compared with 2013 cost for Gwinnett County.
For seniors (65 and older) there is a 15% discount, an annual payment of $117.30.
For billing questions call the city's solid waste line 770-609-8816.
*This is for the trash and recycling containers only. For bulky items or extra bags/boxes you must call Waste Pro (770-777-1447) and request a pickup. See "Optional Services Billed through Waste Pro" below.
City Trash Pickup and Recycling Holiday Schedule
There are only three (3) holidays that the City does not provide collection and disposal services:
- New Year's Day - January 1st
- Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November
- Christmas Day - December 25th
How it works:
If one of the holidays listed above falls on a Monday, then your trash, recycling and yard waste will be picked up on Tuesday. If the holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, there will still be normal trash pickup on Monday.
Optional Services billed through Waste Pro.
Contact Waste Pro at 770-777-1447 for the following services:
- 65 Gallon Recycle Cart - $1.20 per container per month
- Curbside pickup of Yard Trimmings - $2.95 per month for 6 months minimum service
- Pickup of extra bags/boxes - $3.00 per bag/box and each must be less than 50 lbs.
- Pickup of bulky items - may be made once per week at no extra charge
Door side pickup is available for handicapped who are not able to take their containers to the curb for pickup.
Yard trimming pickup includes up to ten (10) bags per household. Residents may also use a labeled container (marked yard trimmings) for yard waste pickup. Also accepted: bundled sticks no longer than three (3) feet) and 50 lb. limit (per bundle).