Atlanta Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Atlanta trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Atlanta is in Georgia with Smyrna and Marietta to the north, Tallahassee to the south, Birmingham and Hoover to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Atlanta Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/office-of-solid-waste-services

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23, 2023
No solid waste collections – 1 Day Delayed Service

Atlanta Trash Collection Map

Atlanta Trash pickup schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/office-of-solid-waste-services

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household Appliances Furniture Mattresses
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Toilets
  • Carpet
  • Flat Glass (duct taped or wrapped)
  • Tires (up to 4 tires total)
  • Yard Waste (cut down to 4 feet)
  • Railroad Ties (cut down to 4 feet)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Building materials (sheds, fences, tile, pipe, wood/plywood, brick, concrete blocks, rocks, doors, roofing material, windows, drywall)
  • Electronics*
  • Household Hazardous Waste* (paints, solvents, oil or fuels)
  • Pressurized Gas Cylinders, Explosives/Ammunition
  • Metal drums
  • Boats

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Atlanta and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/recycling-program

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Atlanta?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/office-of-solid-waste-services

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/office-of-solid-waste-services

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Atlanta Public Works Department?

Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue, SW Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Tel: 404.330.6240
Fax: 404.658.7552

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