Join Residential Recycling Program

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division is committed to environmental sustainability, with the residential curbside single-stream recycling program being a critical component of the division’s environmental stewardship efforts. More than half of the solid waste going to the Seminole Road Landfill is residential waste that could have been recycled. Recycling helps control rising sanitation costs, creates green jobs, and decreases the amount of solid waste sent to the Seminole Road Landfill, extending the Landfill’s useful life. This subscription-based service is offered to residents at no additional cost beyond the annual sanitation service fee. To date, over 60 percent of our residential customers are subscribed to the program. Thank you for joining us in our effort toward a more sustainable DeKalb.

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Request a standard complimentary 35-gallon roll cart; OR request an upgrade to a 65-gallon roll cart for a one-time $25 prepaid roll cart fee; OR request an additional roll cart, which will require an increase in annual sanitation assessment fees. For upgrade or additional roll cart requests, carts will be delivered once fee payment is verified.

Submitting requests – upgrades, additional roll carts and replacements 
Online – Click here to submit a request. 
In person at the Sanitation Division’s administration building.
USPS mail – Click here to print a paper application. Click here for USPS mail instructions. 
Secure drop box – Click here to print a paper application. Click here for secure drop box instructions.

Prepaid & prorated fee payment instructions 
Requests submitted online will receive online payment instructions via email.
In person at the Sanitation Division’s administration building.
Click here for information to submit payments by USPS mail.
Click here for information to submit payments by a secure drop box.

Recycling program literature
Click here for a listing of acceptable and unacceptable recyclable items.
Click here for the residential single-stream recycling welcome letter.
Click here for a joint recycling, fats, oils and grease (FOG) and anti-litter campaign flyer.
Click here for information on the curbside single-stream recycling program’s preparation and collection procedures.

Recycling cart replacement options and pricing
Click here for the information on recycling and garbage replacement container options and pricing.