Sanitation Department - *Effective 8/1/2011
Refuse picked up on Mondays, except for Holidays, visit Waste Management Holiday Schedule & enter zip 30021
Recycled material picked up day on Monday, except for Holidays. Refer to the yellow lid on your recycle container for materials accepted.
1. Yard waste will be picked up with the waste and must be at the curb before 7:00AM on Monday.
- Grass clippings and leaves must be in bags or placed loose in a separate container labeled “Yard Waste.”
- Individual limbs cannot be greater than 4 ft. long and 4 inches in diameter.
- Limbs must be bundled and tied with rope or string.
- Bundles may not exceed 40 lbs.
- Waste Management cannot pick up loose limbs if not prepared appropriately.
Items such as sofas, chairs, mattresses, washers, dryers, and other household goods will be accepted on your service day (Monday). Please contact City Hall prior to your pick up day to schedule bulky waste service.
However, refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, and other items containing Freon are not acceptable. You may contact Newell Recycling of Gwinnett to recycle these items (770) 446-6883.
Construction materials will not be picked up by Waste Management or the City.
Special Pick Up
Single bulky items will be picked up by Waste Management. Multiple items for single pick-up requires a Special Pick Up which is an additional charge. I.e. couch, mattress, loveseat, chair etc. Contact City Hall to request a Special Pick up.
Contamination Recycling Flyer- Improper sorting can cause your load to be contaminated and to be sent to the landfill
Basic Recycling Flyer - (English/Spanish) Recycling information
WM Single Stream Recycling- Video discussing the Single Stream Recycling process
Recycling for Kids with WM’s Mr. Cool Can-Help you kids learn about recycling
DID YOU KNOW?
- BAG IT
Get reusable cloth bags for the grocery store and the dry cleaners. More than 100 Billion plastic bags are thrown away each year.
- STOP JUNK MAIL
Each year, 100 million trees are cut down for junk mail purposes alone! Contact the direct marketing association at http://www.dmachoice.org/ to remove your name from mailing lists of their members.
- SHUT DOWN
The average computer left on all day, uses nearly 1000 Kilowatt hours of electricity a year, producing more than a ton of carbon emissions. So, turn off your computer anytime you are not on it, and eliminate the screen saver function, which uses more energy than the sleep mode.
- A MUG OF YOUR OWN
Each year, Americans throw away 25 Billion polystyrene cups and 25 Billion individual water bottles. Buy a reusable to-go mug and a bottle you can refill with filtered tap water.
Clarkston Water Restrictions
FOR LONG LASTING GREEN IMPACT
BUSINESS CLOTHING: http://www.dressforsuccess.org
CELL PHONES AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES: http://www.rbrc.org
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/
FLOPPYDISKS & VIDEOTAPES: http://www.greendisk.com
FORMAL DRESSES: http://enchantedcloset.org/
PACKING PEANUTS: http://www.loosefillpackaging.com