Finally DeKalb County Has a Curbside Recycling Program


DeKalb County has finally started a subscription residential curbside recycling program that, for a nominal fee, will be available starting in August to everybody who receives curbside garbage collection. The initial fee is $55, which covers supplies and 12 months of weekly pick-up. Each additional year of service will be $25. The supplies you will receive upon payment of your initial fee are a blue plastic bin for mixed paper recyclables and blue bags forcommingled plastic, glass, aluminum, tin, and certain other food containers.Additional sets of 100 blue bags are $15 each. Weekly curbside collection service will occur on Wednesdays.

To subscribe to curbside recycling, please call the DeKalb County Sanitation Department at (404) 294-2900 or e-mail


Who Can Participate
Residential Service Area Customers Unincorporated DeKalb County City of Lithonia All Sanitation Division Residential Customers who presently receive solid waste collection services).
Cost to Customers
$ 25.00 Annual Fee for Collection Service$ 15.00 One Time Fee for Mixed Paper Recycling Blue Bin$ 15.00 As Needed Fee for Commingled Blue Bags (Box of 100)
Fees established by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and are subjectto change without notice.
How to Participate
Call the Sanitation Customer Service (404) 294-2900 or e-mail and subscribe to the residential recycling programInitial subscription cost is $55.00 as described above which includes first years worth of supplies and 12 months of weekly curbside collection service.
Collection Service Schedule
Collection service will be on Wednesdays.

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