DeKalb Sanitation is Rolling Forward to One-Day-A-Week Garbage Collection & County-Provided Roll Carts

DeKalb County is Rolling Forward to One-day-a-week collection for garbage, recyclables, and yard trimmings. Details and a timeline for the program, named “Rolling Forward to One,” were announced on Thursday, May 28 in a press conference at DeKalb Sanitation Headquarters. 

 Key features of the one-day-a-week sanitation collection service change program include: 

  • Residential customers will not experience a fee increase. Improved efficiencies will reduce our costs to provide service, allowing us to keep sanitation fees at the same level they have been since 2006. 
  • Standardized containers. The standardized use of green 65-gallon county-provided garbage containers will ensure neighborhoods are cleaner and neater with the reduction of loose trash. 
  • One-day-a-week consolidated collection. With consolidated collection, solid waste, recyclable materials and yard trimmings will be collected on the same day.  

The program’s implementation timeline is as follows:

  • Delivery of informational door hangers and direct mail correspondence advising residents of their new collection service day and “go live” date* for one-day-a-week collection service began on Friday, May 29. Delivery will take approximately three to four weeks to complete.
  • The delivery process for county-provided green 65-gallon garbage roll carts will begin by Monday, July 6. Delivery will take six to eight weeks to complete. Brochures outlining the new collection and cart procedures, a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document, and the remaining 2015 and entire 2016 holiday collection schedule will be delivered with each roll cart.
  • Once-a-week collection is scheduled to begin on Monday July 6, even for customers who have not yet received their county-provided green garbage roll cart.Garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings will all be collected on the same day. 

ICEO May announces DeKalb’s sanitation service change. County residents will be provided green, 65-gallon roll carts. Pictured here, 35, 45, 65 and 95-gallon carts. Residents can downsize to a 35 or 45-gallon cart free, or upgrade to a 95-gallon cart for a one-time $15 fee.

Single-family residential customers will switch to once-a-week collection service as follows (subject to change)*:

  • Monday once-a-week customers will begin on Monday, July 6, 2015
  • Tuesday once-a-week customers will begin on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
  • Wednesday once-a-week customers will begin on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
  • Thursday once-a-week customers will begin on Thursday,  July 9, 2015

More details, including specifics about the service change, the comprehensive list of FAQs, and dates of informational public meetings, can be found at the “Rolling Forward to One” program website.