Trash & Recycling

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The City of Alpharetta provides trash, recyclables, yard waste, and bulky waste collection services to all of its residents through a contract with Republic Services, Inc.



For assistance setting up service, cancelling service, or for billing assistance, please contact the city’s customer service team at 678-297-6060 or utilities@alpharetta.ga.us.

 

For assistance with existing service including missed pickups, damaged carts, etc., please contact the Republic Services customer service team at 678-407-6216 or muni.atlnorth@republicservices.com.


SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Weekly:

 

  • • Household Trash;
  • • Recycling (including glass); and
  • • Yard Waste.
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    As needed:

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  • - Bulky Waste – service must be requested 72-hours in advance by completing the Bulky Waste Pickup Form or by contacting the Republic Services customer service team at 678-407-6216.
  • HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

    • New Year’s Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas

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  • If your regularly scheduled service day falls on one of the holidays listed above or a subsequent day of the same week, your revised service will occur on the day following your regularly scheduled service. For example (using the Thanksgiving Day Holiday): If your regularly scheduled service day is Thursday (November 23rd), your revised service day will be on Friday (November 24th), and customers with regularly scheduled service on Friday will have service on Saturday.


  • NOTE: Household trash, recycling, and yard waste collection schedules will be maintained on all other holidays. If your normal collection schedule falls on any holiday not listed above please have your carts/bin at curbside as usual on your assigned day.



COLLECTION RATES:


Base Service:


• $67.17 quarterly for 95-gallon household trash cart, 65-gallon recycling cart, and 18-gallon glass recycling bin.
• $63.54 quarterly for 68-gallon household trash cart, 65-gallon recycling cart, and 18-gallon glass  recycling bin.
• Seniors (65 years and older) pay $35.25 quarterly.
• Seniors (65 years and older and meeting certain income restrictions) pay $0.
• All fees listed above include household trash, recycling (including free participation in the RecycleBank Program), yard waste, and bulky waste pickup.


Additional Service:


• $20.01 quarterly for each additional household trash cart or recycling cart (if needed).
• $9 quarterly for each additional glass recycling bin (if needed).
• $1.00 bag tag that must be secured to each personal trash container and/or plastic trash bag that is not placed in the city’s standard household trash/recycling carts. Tags can be purchased by contacting the city’s customer service team: (a) in person at City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009; or (b) by calling 678-297-6060.


Available Discounts:


• Customers can receive a 5% discount on all Base/Additional Service rates noted above (excluding tag fees) by making a non-refundable annual payment in advance and in full on or before July 1st of each service year.
 

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    Glass Recycling

    Glass recyclables are collected on a weekly basis and should be placed curbside (within the 18-gallon glass recycling bin) no later than 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled service day. Please refer to the Sanitation and Recycling Program Brochure for allowable recyclables.

     

    Residents have the option of opting out of the glass recycling program by filling-out the online form (link below). This form will  ensure that either: (1) a glass recycling bin is not delivered to your address or; (2) that an already-delivered glass recycling bin will be picked-up.

    NOTE: customers opting-out of the glass recycling program will still pay the base service rates detailed above.


    Opt-Out Form



    Trash Can

    Excess Household Trash & Recycling

    Additional services are available as follows:

    • * $20.01 quarterly for each additional household trash cart or recycling cart (if needed).
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    • * $9 quarterly for each additional glass recycling bin (if needed).
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    • * $1.00 bag tag that must be secured to each personal trash container and/or plastic trash bag that is not placed in the city’s standard household trash/recycling carts. Tags can be purchased by contacting the city’s customer service team: (a) in person at City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009; or (b) by calling 678-297-6060.


    Yard Trimming

    Yard Waste

    Yard Waste is collected on a weekly basis and should be placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled service day. Yard trimmings should be containerized in: (a) paper lawn bags (10 bags maximum); or (b) 35-gallon trash cans or containers (5 maximum). Tree limbs should be no longer than 3-feet in length and 6-inches in diameter and must be tied in bundles (10 bundle maximum).



    Residential Bulky Waste

    Residential Bulky Waste

    The pickup of residential bulky waste is included in your service and must be requested 72 hours in advance by completing the Bulky Waste Pickup Form (link below) or by contacting the Republic Services customer service team at 678-407-6216. Residential bulky waste includes items that are larger than 3-feet in dimension, and/or heavier than 50 pounds, and/or otherwise will not fit within an the household trash cart.

    Bulky Waste Pickup Form



    Recycling

    Recycling & RecycleBank

    Recyclables are collected on a weekly basis and should be placed curbside (within the 65-gallon recycling cart) no later than 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled service day. Please refer to the Sanitation and Recycling Program Brochure for allowable recyclables.

    The city partners with RecycleBank to incentivize recycling activities.

    RecycleBank is a rewards program that motivates participants to recycle by offering valuable RecycleBank points for your recycling efforts. Points can be redeemed for rewards such as groceries, apparel, and gift cards at local and national businesses in the Alpharetta area. Participants can save over $100 annually through this rewards program. 


    Learn More



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    Household Hazardous Waste

    The city offers two full-scale community collections of many household hazardous wastes and paints each year. The collections occur in spring and fall. Paint (excluding latex paint – see below) and paint products, automotive fluids, and home and garden chemicals are accepted at these collections. The collection service is free but quantities may be limited. Participation is limited to residents within city limits and registration is required. Please contact the city’s Public Works Department for more information at 678-297-6200.



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    Latex Paint Recycling Program

    The city offers a year-round option for residents to recycle usable latex paint. This program is available at the Public Works Department located at 1790 Hembree Road.  The collection service is free but quantities may be limited. Participation is limited to residents within city limits and registration is required (see link below). Please contact the city’s Public Works Department for more information at 678-297-6200.


    Pre-Registration Information & Instructions



  • How often am I billed for garbage service?

    The City of Alpharetta bills for garbage services once a quarter. The billing dates are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. You have 20-days from the billing date to pay your bill. A late fee in the amount of $5.00 will be imposed after the 21st day.


  • If my garbage services are missed, does the City of Alpharetta credit my account?

    The city does not credit any accounts for missed services. If this occurs, please contact the Republic Services customer service team at 678-407-6216 to make arrangements to pickup any missed items.


  • What are my payment options?

    • Types of payment include: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, check, cash, or bank draft.
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    • Payment can be made: (a) in person at City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009; (b) via the city’s utility billing webpage; or (c) by contacting the customer service team at 678-297-6060 or utilities@alpharetta.ga.us.