Compost Program Overview

Yard trimmings collected from residents are recycled into compost at the Seminole Road Landfill. Compost collected at one of four compost pickup locations (see below) is available to DeKalb residents at no cost. Compost delivered to residents’ homes by the Sanitation Division will incur a delivery fee (see delivery form below). Approval of requests are subject to compost availability. For additional information on our compost operations, kindly call (404) 687-4017.

Click here for the compost request and delivery form.
Click here for information on how to create your own compost.

Compost Pick Up and Delivery Options

Picking up compost
Complete the Compost Delivery Request form. Inform the scale attendant that you are a DeKalb County resident and would like to pick up compost. Follow directions to the compost area. Residents are responsible for collecting and placing compost in their designated container.

Compost delivery
Compost can be purchased and delivered to customer locations at a cost of $7.50 per cubic yard.

Compost pickup locations
Northern Avenue & Memorial Drive (next to the Tax Commissioner's office)
Monday - Friday:  7 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

North Transfer Station 
4600 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 30341
Monday - Friday:  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
Saturday:  7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.*

Seminole Road Landfill 
4203 Clevemont Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
Saturday:  8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.*
Closed on Sundays and county-observed holidays

East Transfer Station
1750 Rogers Lake Road, Lithonia, GA 30058
Monday - Friday:  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
Saturday:  7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.*

*Hours may change due to inclement weather and other factors