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

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

The City of Decatur is in Georgia with Smyrna, Marietta to the northwest, Augusta, Redan to the southeast, Atlanta to the west, Alpharetta to the north, Athens to the east.

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.

Decatur Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, Jan. 16
Regular service for Monday, Jan. 16 will be Tuesday, Jan. 17 Regular service for Tuesday will be Wednesday, Jan. 18
-Presidents Day
Monday, Feb. 20
Regular service for Monday, Feb. 20 will be Tuesday, Feb. 21 Regular service for Tuesday will be Wednesday, Feb. 22
-Memorial Day
Monday, May 29
Regular service for Monday, May 29 will be Tuesday, May 30 Regular service for Tuesday will be Wednesday, May 31
-Juneteenth Day
Monday, June 19
Regular service for Monday, June 19 will be Tuesday, June 20 Regular service for Tuesday will be Wednesday, June 21
-Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4
No change to Monday, July 3
Regular service for Tuesday will be Wednesday, July 5
-Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 4
Regular service for Monday, Sept. 4 will be Tuesday, Sept. 5 Regular service for Tuesday will be Wednesday, Sept. 6

Please note: if your day is not on the schedule, your regular scheduled day has not been affected.

Decatur Trash Collection Map

Decatur Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

The City Sanitation service collects bulky items like furniture and appliances as a part of regular sanitation services. A $50 service fee is required for items containing freon. Up to 4 tires will be picked up as a part of regular sanitation services.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Hazardous waste. For more information, visit the DeKalb County Sanitation Event Schedule.

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 Decatur 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:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Decatur?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:30 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Decatur Public Works Department?

2635 Talley St.
Decatur, GA 30030

Fax: 404-378-4153 

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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