Establishing New Sanitation Service

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The DeKalb County Sanitation Division offers residents in unincorporated DeKalb, and the cities of Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Tucker and Stonecrest a fee-based solid waste collection service. Garbage is collected on residents’ scheduled sanitation collection service day, which also coincides with residents’ recycling and yard trimmings collection day.

Requests for establishing sanitation service for newly built homes must be made by property owners, and are subject to prorated annual sanitation assessment fees prior to the start of collection service. Assessment fees are based on the month/year the house was purchased. New customers receive a standard 65-gallon garbage roll cart, but have the ability to choose another roll cart option. Requests for a 45- or 65-gallon roll cart are not subject to roll cart fees. Requests for a 95-gallon roll cart are subject to a one-time $15 prepaid roll cart fee. Property owners for newly built homes can request an additional roll cart, which will require an increase in annual sanitation assessment fees. 

New sanitation service requests and all associated fees must be processed in person at the Sanitation Division’s administrative office, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur GA 30032. Proof of identity and home ownership is required.

Garbage container options
Property owners have a choice of a 45-, 65- or 95-gallon garbage roll cart. Click here for more information on garbage container options and pricing.

Prorated fees
Click here for information on prorated annual sanitation assessment fees for one garbage roll cart.
Click here for information on prorated annual sanitation assessment fees for two garbage roll carts.