Please view the City of Douglasville Sanitation & Recycling Brochure for additional information.
The City of Douglasville offers its residents two options for the collection and disposal of household garbage and trash:
- 90-gal. cart, $19.50/mo.
- 65-gal. cart, $16.50/mo.
Residents who have Option 1 (90-gal. cart) and find their weekly garbage does not fit into the container may elect to order a second container for an additional fee:
- Additional 65-gal. cart, $4.40/mo.
- Additional 90-gal. cart, $6.50/mo.
A special program is available for senior adults 64 years of age and older, with proof of age and no other adults living in the house aside from a spouse.
- 65-gal. cart, $3.00/mo.
Backdoor pickup is available to handicapped or special needs residents, with proof of medical condition and no other able-bodied adults living in household.
P.O. Box 219
Douglasville, GA 30135
If you have questions about your service please contact us by email or call 770-920-3005.
City of Douglasville Residents
Curbside Recycling is available to all City of Douglasville residents and is available at no additional charge. Residents are provided with 18-gallon tote or 64-gallon rolling recycling bin(s). Recyclable items are collected on the same day as the household garbage. A separate truck picks up recycling. As with sanitation, recycling bins should be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day.The following items are collected in this program and may be mixed together in the same container. What can you recycle?
Mixed Paper: All paper not heavily contaminated with food, including newspaper, magazines, books, mixed office paper, and cereal boxes.
Aluminum and Steel cans: All aluminum and steel cans including, but not limited to, soda cans, vegetable and soup cans, and coffee cans.
Plastic: All plastic containers are accepted for recycling. Most will have a number of 1 - 7 inside the recycling symbol. Plastic shopping bags are also accepted.
Cardboard Boxes: Boxes may be broken down or left intact, but must be completely empty. Please stack next to recycling bin.
No styrofoam or glass is accepted.
Residents Living Outside the City Limits of Douglasville
Cedar Mountain Landfill and Recycling Center accepts the following items free of charge for recycling: scrap metal and appliances, scrap aluminum, motor oil, cardboard, all paper items including phone books, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, cereal boxes and paper packaging items, office paper and computer paper, aluminum cans and glass jars and bottles. The Recycling Center also accepts mattresses, scrap tires and Freon-loaded appliances such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, but a small fee is charged per item. The Landfill is located at 1730 Humane Society Blvd. 770-920-3133.
Publix Grocery Stores accept plastic grocery bags, paper grocery bags and Styrofoam egg cartons. Collection containers are located at the store entrance.
Wal-Mart and Kroger Grocery Stores accept plastic grocery bags. Look for collection boxes just inside the store entrance.
The City will pickup large items for a minimum fee of $25.
To set up a special pick up please contact the Sanitation Department by email or call 770-920-3005.
Spring Recycle Event
April 25, 2020
9am to 2pm
First Presbyterian Church Parking Lot
Spring Cleanup Week
April 27th through 30th, 2020
Fall Recycle Event
October 3, 2020
9 am to 2pm
First Presbyterian Church Parking Lot
Fall Cleanup Week
October 5th through 8th, 2020
One week during the Spring and Fall, the City picks up large items such as furniture and appliances at no charge.
This is your opportunity to dispose of items that the Sanitation Department does not usually pick up.
- Please have all items to be picked up at the curb by 7:00am on your regular pick up day. We will only make one pass down each street.
- There is no additional charge to the residents for this pick up.
- Please note: Yard waste must be separated from all other debris.
- Furniture and appliances
- Old carpet and carpet padding
- Building materials that have been stored on your property
- Old fencing materials
- Tree limbs no larger than 5 feet long or 6 inches in diameter
- Paint - must be solidified with kitty litter or similar material
Items Not Accepted
- Large automobile parts
- Tree limbs or trunks larger than 5 feet long or 6 inches in diameter
- Hazardous waste of any form
- Paint, unless it has been solidified
For specific dates and information contact the City of Douglasville Sanitation Dept. at (770) 920-3005 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excess garbage that will not fit in your cart (lid must be completely closed) may be placed beside your cart in closed plastic bags and attached with a City of Douglasville Sanitation Sticker that is visible from the street.
Excess Garbage Stickers may be purchased at City Hall (6695 Church Street) at a cost of $1 each and sold in lots of five.
Yard waste is picked up weekly on your scheduled sanitation day. Please do not hold yard waste for Spring and Fall Cleanup.
The City of Douglasville has scheduled a Yard Waste Collection Program.
This program is to assist the residents of Douglasville in disposing of yard waste and garden debris. Residents found disposing of yard waste not generated on that property will be charged a special pickup fee for removal ($25 minimum fee).
The items eligible for collection and disposal are as follows:
Tree Branches – tree branches that are 6 inches or less in diameter and no longer than 5 feet may be placed at curb. No large trees or stumps.
Bagged Leaves and Grass Clippings – the use of biodegradable and/or compostable bags is required for curbside collection – no plastic bags, please. Please be sure there is no animal waste mixed in with the leaves and grass. Please note that there is a 50-pound weight limit per bag.
Brush – brush stacked at curb.
Garden Debris – in bags (biodegradable/compostable bags required) and placed at curb.
The City of Douglasville promotes “green living” by requiring the use of biodegradable or compostable lawn and leaf bags – no plastic bags, please.
These bags are available at the following retail locations in Douglasville:
- ACE Hardware
- Home Depot
If you have additional questions about yard waste removal please contact the Sanitation Department at 770-920-3005 or email at email@example.com.
The City of Douglasville will not perform collection on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving holidays (2 days)
- Christmas holidays (2 days)
During the holiday week, regular collection dates may be altered. Please refer to the notification flyer on your cart.
Additionally, due to the increased volume during the holidays, missed pick-ups may not be available until the following week. Please have your container at the curb before 7:00 am for pick up.
Christmas trees may be placed at the curb separate from your household garbage for recycling for two weeks after Christmas on your scheduled pick up day.
Christmas trees may also be dropped off for recycling at the Bring One for the Chipper event at Home Depot, located at 7399 Douglas Blvd. Trees may be dropped off from December 26th until the Bring One for the Chipper event on January 2, 2021 from 9am to 3pm.
Mulch from Christmas trees is available to all residents. Please contact us if you are interested.
If you have additional questions about the holiday pick up schedule, please contact the Sanitation Department at (770) 920-3005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.