DeKalb implements garbage collection procedure

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will no longer service third-party or customer-provided garbage or recycling containers placed at the curb for collection. Beginning Oct. 19, only county-issued garbage roll carts and recycling containers will be serviced. Third-party or customer-provided yard trimmings containers are exempt from this procedure.

Officials say this new procedure assists in reducing employee injuries and minimizes liability and maintenance concerns with handling and processing third-party containers. Residents not in compliance after Oct. 19 will be issued a notice advising of the use of an unapproved container.

Customers who do not have a county-issued garbage roll cart, or would like to join the recycling program and obtain a county-issued 18-gallon recycling bin should contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 or

Information: 404-294-2900 or or