Establish Residential Service

      A fee-based solid waste service is provided to residents in unincorporated DeKalb and the cities of Brookhaven, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stonecrest, Stone Mountain and Tucker. Annual sanitation assessment fees include weekly garbage, recycling, yard trimmings and bulky item collection. Establishing new service requires proof of property ownership and is subject to prorated annual sanitation assessment fees. 

Submitting Service Requests


(Garbage only
OR garbage & recycling)

USPS mail Click here for instructions.
Secure drop box Click here for instructions.
Online Click here to submit a request.
In person Sanitation Division’s administration building


Click here to view/ print a paper application. 

Garbage Roll Cart

New customers receive a standard 95-gallon garbage roll cart. Once a new account is established, property owners can request an additional 95-gallon roll cart, which will require an increase in annual sanitation assessment fees. Specialized service options may be available for residents with mobility or medical challenges (requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis; proof of mobility or medical challenge is required) 

Recycling Roll Cart

Participation in the residential single-stream recycling program is optional and included in the annual sanitation assessment fee. Residents can request a standard complimentary 35-gallon roll cart OR upgrade to a 65-gallon roll cart for a one-time $25 prepaid roll cart fee.

Click here for recycling program information.

Sanitation Assessment Fee Payments

Prorated annual sanitation assessment fees are based on the month and year the house is purchased. After a new service request has been submitted and the account verification process is completed, residents will be advised of the required service fees. All fees must be paid prior to roll cart delivery and the start of collection service.

USPS mail Click here for information.
Secure drop box Click here for information.
Online Receive online payment instructions via email
In person Sanitation Division’s administration building.



Click here for prorated annual sanitation assessment fees for one 95-gallon garbage roll cart.
Click here for prorated annual sanitation assessment fees for two 95-gallon garbage roll carts.
Click here for prorated annual sanitation assessment fees for three 95-gallon garbage roll carts.