Residential Garbage

To see what day your residential garage will be collected, please follow this link:

https://dahlonega.gov/residential-garbage-collection-maps/

Residential Garbage pick-up:

Garbage pick-up is mandatory for residential customers. A business may choose their provider. If a business does not choose to have City garbage pick-up, we will not pick-up recyclables from the business. Only items placed in the container furnished by the City will be picked up. Arrangements for excess pick up must be made with City Hall. Additional fees will be required for all excess material.

  • Residential Rate: $26.62 per can. Additional stickers for each garbage can will be $26.62 per month. Each trash receptacle must have a city sticker. It is mandatory that all city residents have city garbage service.
  • All single-family residential units will pay a mandatory minimum garbage fee of $26.62 per month. All other residential units will also pay a minimum garbage collection fee of $36.62 per month unless served by dumpster service.
  • Rates for non-taxpaying entities not requiring dumpster service will be $35.09 per month per can.
  • Business Rate: Call City Hall for rates, (706) 864-6133

Due to the content of the City’s sanitation ordinance, the City no longer offers large item garbage pickup (this includes items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, and furniture).

Residential Brush and Tree Limb Pick Up

Requirements:

  • Limited to one collection per week, per address. Additional pickups are available for a fee.
  • The brush pile must be on the property’s curbside and cannot exceed 24 SF.
  • Tree limbs can be no more than 6″ in diameter.
  • Tree limbs can be no longer than 4′ in length.
  • All pickups are scheduled in advance by contacting City Hall (706) 864-6133.

The City does not pick up the following items:

  • Grass clippings and other material too small for chipping.
  • Trimmings from commercial properties, institutional properties or professional lawn/tree service companies.

Curbside leaf pick-up is from October 1 through January 31.

Mulch & leaf compost (when available) is located at the City Shop for pick up between 7:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The City will deliver mulch and leaf compost to City customers for a fee of $25.00 for each load.

Holiday Pickup Schedule Changes – 2022

If your regularly scheduled garbage pickup occurs on the dates listed, please refer to the updated schedule information that follows:

Monday, May 30th
Garbage pickup scheduled for Monday, May 30th, will be collected on Tuesday, May 31.

Monday, July 4th
Garbage pickup scheduled for Monday, July 4th, will be collected on Tuesday, July 5th.

Monday, September 5th
Garbage pickup scheduled for Monday, September 5th, will be collected on Tuesday, September 6th.

Week of November 7th
Garbage pickup scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th, will be collected on Tuesday, November 8th.

Garbage pickup scheduled for Thursday, November 10th, will be collected on Wednesday, November 9th.

Garbage pickup scheduled for Friday, November 11th, will be collected on Thursday, November 10th.

Week of November 21st
Garbage pickup scheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd, will be collected on Monday, November 21st.

Garbage pickup scheduled for Wednesday, November 23rd, will be collected on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Garbage pickup scheduled for Thursday, November 24th, will be collected on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Garbage pickup scheduled for Friday, November 25th, will be collected on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Thursday, December 22nd
Garbage pickup scheduled for Thursday, December 22nd, will be collected on Wednesday, December 21st.

Friday, December 23rd
Garbage pickup scheduled for Friday, December 23rd, will be collected on Thursday, December 22nd.

Monday, December 26th
Garbage pickup scheduled for Monday, December 26th, will be collected on Tuesday, December 27th.

Monday, January 2
Garbage pickup scheduled for Monday, January 2nd, will be collected on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sanitation

Garrett Harris
Sanitation Supervisor & Fleet Supervisor

Garbage and Recycling News

Documents

Paperless Billing Enrollment Form
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Ordinance 94-7, Amendment 15: Schedule Of Sanitation Rates
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Ordinance 2020-13: Solid Waste Rates and Charges
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Service Application-Landlord
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Service Application – Residential
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