County Curbside Trash and Recycling Service

County Curbside Trash and Recycling Service website Occasionally, residents' trash gets scattered about because it is brought to the curb too early and placed in inappropriate containers. Residents are reminded that DeKalb County Code states that trash cans, recycling and yard waste bags are not to be set out until the night before their collection day. Trash is to be placed in a container with a sealed lid. Please set your trash can, recycling container, and yard waste in your yard at the curb and not in the street. Please do your part to keep our neighborhood clean. Household trash is picked-up by the county on Tuesday and Friday of each week. Recyclables are picked-up on Wednesday. Yard waste is picked-up on Thursday. The non-county "Recycling Guy & His Dog" do their pickups on Thursdays. Sec. 22-28. Preparation and storage of residential refuse for collection; placement; unacceptable refuse 5) "It shall be the duty of the occupant of any single residential unit, condominium or multiple residential unit not serviced by a commercial container to place refuse receptacles, watertight paper or plastic bags securely tied, rubbish and bundles, on assigned collection days, at a front curbside location in such a manner as not to obstruct passage; except that the residential superintendent may require it to be placed on any side of a property for the reasons of topography or efficiency. It shall also be the duty of the occupant to place the refuse at an appropriate curbside location at or before 8:00 a.m. or prior to the arrival of the sanitation truck; this placement shall not be made before 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection day. Any refuse placed on the curb after the departure of the pickup crew shall be at the peril of the owner and the owner shall be subject to prosecution for violation of this chapter should the street become littered from the refuse." To report violation of an ordinance: 404-417-1240