DeKalb County once-a-week garbage collection to start

Posted by Dena Mellick July 2, 2015
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This week marks the end of twice-a-week garbage collection for DeKalb County residents.

Starting Monday, July 6, all customers will start receiving once-a-week service. New garbage cans are already being delivered. DeKalb County also detailed the Independence Day holiday sanitation schedule in a press release:

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Sanitation Division announces its Independence Day holiday sanitation collection schedule for residential customers. In observance of Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, sanitation collection service for residential customers will be as follows:

Friday, July 3 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Friday, July 3, will be serviced on that day; in addition to their normal one-day-a-week collection service between Monday and Thursday, Pilot Program customers will receive a second collection service on Friday, July 3.

The Independence Day holiday collection schedule marks the end of the County’s twice-a-week garbage collection service for single-family residential customers. The County recently began the implementation of one-day-a-week collection service, which is scheduled to begin on Monday July 6. Garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings will all be collected on the same day. Door hanger notifications advising of residents’ newly designated one-day-a-week collection service day have been distributed countywide.

Single-family residential customers will switch to one-day-a-week sanitation collection service as follows:

  • Monday once-a-week customers will begin on Monday, July 6, 2015
  • Tuesday once-a-week customers will begin on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
  • Wednesday once-a-week customers will begin on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
  • Thursday once-a-week customers will begin on Thursday,  July 9, 2015

For more information, contact Sanitation Division Public Information Officer Pauline A. Andrea at 404-294-2092 or, or visit

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  • notapunk

    We didn’t get a door hanger and the sanitation department phone number disconnects every time I call. We’re just going to put our trash, trimmings, etc. out on Monday and see which day it disappears.

  • Joan Schott

    We also have not received notice of our pick-up days, though the web page asserts that delivery of notices has been completed.

  • Nikki

    I found out about this when I saw a pile of door hangings in the middle of the street all over my neighborhood. The door hangers were tossed on the street in front of houses, not in/on mailboxes or on doors.

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