Trash & Recycling

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The City of Alpharetta provides residential curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste collection services. The City, via a third-party contractor, services all residential units within the City. Currently, REPUBLIC SERVICES is the City provider.

For REPUBLIC SERVICES complaints and resolution please contact our municipal specialist at 678-407-6216. To initiate, discontinue or inquire about the City’s services, call 678-297-6060.



$52.95 per quarter for a 68-gallon container

$56.49 per quarter for a 95-gallon container

Senior Reduction (Age 65): $26.25


*Customers have the option of receiving another garbage container from REPUBLIC SERVICES, for an additional charge of $19.41 quarterly. 

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Thanksgiving – CLOSED   Thursday 11/23/2017 (Thursday moved to Friday, Friday moved to Saturday)

Christmas - 
CLOSED Monday 12/25/2017  (Monday moved to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wed, etc.)

If your normal pickup falls on one of the above holidays, your garbage will be picked up on the following day. For example: (using Thanksgiving Day Holiday): If your pickup is on Thursday, November 23rd, your pickup will be Friday, November 24th and Friday pickup will be Saturday.


NOTE: Regular trash and recycling collection schedules will be maintained on all other holidays. If your normal trash collection schedule falls on any of the following (or another holiday not listed above) please have your containers at curbside on your assigned day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (regular pick up)

Memorial Day (regular pick up)

July 4th (regular pick up)

Labor Day (regular pick up)

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    Glass Recycling

    In preparation for the return of residential glass recycling on December 5, Alpharetta residents will soon receive their new 18-gallon bins for collection of glass recyclables.  Republic Services, the city’s waste and recycling vendor, will be delivering the bins to customers November 13 through 18.


    Beginning December 5, glass items must be separated from other recyclable materials and placed at the curb on your regular service day in a separate 18-gallon plastic bin for collection.  Residents who do not wish to recycle glass have the option of submitting an online form requesting that a bin not be provided to them.  The form can also be used to request that an already delivered bin be taken back.

    ***It is important to note that even if you choose to not receive a bin or recycle glass items, you will be charged the full applicable rates***

    Fill Out The Form

    Trash Can

    Excess Garbage

    The City utilizes a pay-as-you-throw program, whereby customers are allowed to dispose more waste than the 68 or 95 gallon containers can hold. However, garbage tags must be purchased and placed on the personal trash cans. The price of each tag is $1.00 and may be purchased at City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, or by calling Customer Service at 678-297-6060.

    For additional information on garbage rates or services, please e-mail the customer service team at

    Yard Trimming

    Yard Trimmings, Limbs & Brush

    The collection of leaves and grass is performed by REPUBLIC SERVICES on a weekly basis. Materials should be placed at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pick up day. Yard trimmings should be containerized in 1) Paper lawn bags (10 bag maximum) or 2) 35-gallon trash cans or containers (5 maximum). Your tree limbs may be no longer than 3 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter and must be tied in bundles (10 bundles maximum).

    Residential Bulky Waste

    Residential Bulky Waste

    The pick up of residential bulky waste is included in the cost of trash service. You ​MUST request the service 72 hours in advance of your normal pickup day and advise exactly what is being picked up. To schedule pick up of items that cannot be containerized (as described above) please contact REPUBLIC Waste Customer Service at 678-407-6216. Residential bulky waste means discarded items that are larger than 3 feet in dimension, and/or heavier than 50 pounds and/or otherwise will not fit within an empty Residential solid waste storage container.

    *To schedule bulky waste pickup please fill out the following Bulky Waste Pickup Form



    RecycleBank is a rewards program that motivates participants to recycle by offering valuable RecycleBank points for your recycling efforts. Participants can save over $100 annually through this rewards program. Recycled material should be placed in the recycle bins provided by the City and placed at the curbside on the regular garbage pickup day. 

    Learn More


    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 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 pre-registration is required.


    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.  This service is free, but may have quantity limitations and does require residents to schedule a drop off appointment.  This program is only available to residents within city limits and does not apply to businesses.

    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 ​Republic Services at 678-407-6216 to make arrangements to pick up any missed items.

For the convenience of our customers, the City offers account information via 24-hours a day through the Internet. Customers also have the option of electronic bill payment that eliminates the need to write and mail a check.


• Customers can set up an automatic draft from their bank account

• Customers can set up an Internet payment option

• Customers can make a payment using Visa, American Express and MasterCard, over the phone


*Please call Customer Service at 678-297-6060 or email us at for more information.