Residential Single-stream Recycling Program

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division is committed to environmental sustainability, with the residential curbside single-stream recycling program being a critical DP4kob1U8AE3dx5.jpgcomponent 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 county residents at no additional cost beyond the annual sanitation assessment fee. To date, over 94,000 of the 178,000+ households serviced have subscribed to the program. 

Recycling container options
Eighteen-gallon recycling bins and 40-gallon recycling bags are no longer offered as part of the residential single-stream recycling program. Existing subscribers with 18-gallon bins must trade them in by December 28, 2018, for a 35- or 65-gallon roll cart.

New recycling container options are:

A standard complimentary 35-gallon roll cart
A 65-gallon roll cart for a one-time $15 prepaid fee

18-gallon recycling bin trade-in process - Deadline of Dec. 28, 2018
Existing recycling subscribers can complete the trade-in process through the following methods: Roll Cart Exchange Event 2018 Homepage Graphic - 8.28.18_3.jpg

In person by visiting the Sanitation Division’s administrative office, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Online (please see instructions below). Roll carts will be delivered within 10 business days of submitting a request online.

Participating in an upcoming roll cart exchange community event Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North DeKalb Mall (former Macy’s building parking lot), 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA 30033. Click here for more information.

Both 35- and 65-gallon roll carts will be available on-site. Residents will have the opportunity to leave with a roll cart or request delivery to their homes. Deliveries will occur within 15 business days of the event.

Options for processing recycling requests
To subscribe to the program, complete the trade-in process or request a recycling roll cart, please choose one of the following options:

Process requests online
Click here for new recycling subscriptions, to complete the 18-gallon bin trade-in process, to process 65-gallon roll cart upgrade requests, or to process damaged or stolen roll cart requests

Process requests by email, mail or in person
Click here to print and complete the Residential Curbside Single-Stream Recycling Form, and email, mail or drop it off to the Sanitation Division’s administrative office, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

Prepaid fee payment options for recycling roll cart requests (65-gallon roll carts)
Click here for prepaid fee payment options and instructions (including online instructions) for recycling roll cart upgrade requests
Click here to make online payments for recycling roll cart upgrade requests

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 flyer reflecting changes to recycling container options
Click here for information on recycling container options and pricing
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding changes to recycling container options
Click here for a joint recycling, fats, oils and grease (FOG) and anti-litter campaign flyer

Click here for more information on the curbside single-stream recycling program’s preparation and collection procedures

Thank you for joining us in our efforts to create a more sustainable DeKalb.