Mulch and Compost

The Sanitation Division collects resident's yard trimmings for recycling into compost and mulch. Compost and mulch are nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials.

Please click here for the compost/mulch request and delivery form.

Compost

Compost is available free to DeKalb residents at the following 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: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
Saturday:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.*

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.

The procedure for picking up compost is as follows:

Please complete the Compost/Mulch 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.

Delivery of Compost:  Compost can be purchased and delivered to your location at a cost of $7.50 per cubic yard.

Additional information on compost is available by calling (404) 687-4016.

Click here for information on how to create your own compost.

Mulch

Mulch is only available at:

Seminole Road Landfill
4203 Clevemont Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Monday - Friday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Saturday:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.*

*Hours may change due to inclement weather and other factors.

The procedure for picking up mulch is as follows:

Complete the Compost/Mulch Delivery Request form.

Inform the scale attendant that you are a DeKalb County resident and would like to pick up mulch.

Follow directions to the mulch area.

Residents are responsible for collecting and placing the mulch in their designated container.

Additional information on mulch is available by calling (404) 687-4016.

Click here for information on how to create your own mulch.