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

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

The City of Dekalb is in Illinois with Madison to the north, Nashville to the south, Chicago, Naperville and Aurora 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.

Dekalb Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/collection-procedures

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

-New Year’s Day
Monday, January 2, 2023
New Year’s Day observed. Collection service will run one day late for all customers.
-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 16, 2023
No service on Monday, January 16. Collection service will run one day late for all customers.
-Presidents Day
Monday, February 20, 2023
No service on Monday, February 20. Collection service will run one day late for all customers.
-Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2023
No service on Monday, May 29. Collection service will run one day late for all customers.
-Juneteenth
Monday, June 19, 2023
No service on Monday, June 19. Collection service will run one day late for all customers.
-Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
No service on Tuesday, July 4. Collection service will run one day late for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday customers.
-Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2023
No service on Monday, September 4. Collection service will run one day late for all customers.
-Veterans Day
Friday, November 10, 2023
Veterans Day observed. No change in collection service.
-Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 23, 2023 Friday, November 23, 2023
No service on Thursday, November 23. Thursday customers will be serviced on Friday.
-Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023
No service on Monday, December 25. Collection service will run one day late for all customers.

Dekalb Trash Collection Map

Dekalb Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/bulky-item-collection-0

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Furniture and other large items such as:

• Chairs and tables
• Couches, loveseats and futons
• Mattress and box spring
• Lawn furniture and lawn mowers (gas and oil must be removed prior to placing at the curb)
• Grills (NO PROPANE TANKS)
• Microwave ovens
• Toys, bicycles and playground equipment
• Hand-held tools and accessories
• Toilets
• Televisions
• Miscellaneous items (evaluated on a case-by-case basis)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

• Batteries: large-sized alkaline batteries and wet cell/lead acid batteries, such as the kind found in cars, trucks and boats


• Waste in nonstandard county-provided container

• Hazardous materials of any kind

• Concrete

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 Dekalb 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.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/join-recycling-program

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Dekalb?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/bulky-item-collection-0

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/collection-procedures

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Dekalb Public Works Department?

Customer Care call center representatives are available at 404.294.2900 

– Monday through Friday, from  7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (may change due to inclement weather or other factors)

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