Trash & Recycling

County electronic waste recycling sites

From Jonathan Cribbs in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The county continues to encourage residents to drop off old electronic items at either of the following two drop-off collection sites:

Spring Electronics Recycling Day

Event Date and Time: 
03/02/2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From the City of Decatur: Bring your old cell phones, cameras, PC components, and other outdated electronic equipment for recycling. NEW LOCATION: New! Callaway Building parking lot, 120 W. Trinity Place  Enter from the south on Commerce Drive


Survey on future of garbage collection in DeKalb

From the DeKalb County Public Works website: The Future of Garbage Collection in DeKalb County:  DeKalb County's Sanitation Division provides two (2) regular trash pickups and collects recyclables and yard waste one (1) day each week for residential customers in unincorporated DeKalb County. This service is currently paid through a $265 Sanitation Enterprise Fund user fee placed on each residential household property tax bill in unincorporated DeKalb. This fee was last changed in 2006.   Due to higher maintenance, equipment and other operating costs, the County is debating an increase in user fees versus reducing service frequency to balance the Sanitation Enterprise Fund. Currently, Sanitation is operating at a loss.  Sanitation Survey

District 2 Update 1/17/13

From county district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC meeting; Zoning meeting; County Budget; Flu shots; MLK 5K Run 1/21; Paper Shredding 1/26; Green Space Race 3/23; Future of trash pickup; 2013 Trash/Recycling pickup schedule.

MLK Holiday week trash and recycling pickup schedule

From the county website: No collection services on Monday, January 21st.  All collection services will run one day late. Regular garbage collection schedule will resume on Thursday Jan 24, 2013. Blue box and yard waste recycling will continue to run one day late thru Friday, Jan 25. [Read more]

Paper Shredding Event

Event Date and Time: 
01/26/2013 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

From Joan Kaplan via the Civic Association Network: A Free Community Paper Shredding Event is being hosted by Joan Kaplan of Marshall Berch & Associates of Drake Realty on Saturday, January 26, 2013 between 9:30 am- noon (or until the truck fills up) and again on Sunday January 27, 2013 between 1:30pm-4:00 pm (or until the truck fills up) at the Marshall Berch & Associates real estate office of Drake Realty in the Toco Hills Shopping Center at 2899-A North Druid Hills (on the Kroger side).

DeKalb County Christmas Tree Recycling

From the county website :  DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis reminds DeKalb County homeowners to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s curbside pickup, or by drop-off at the Seminole Road Landfill located at 4203 Clevemont Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294, Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

County calls public meetings on trash pickup

From the county CEO's "Office of Neighborhood Empowerment": To discuss the future of garbage pickup in Dekalb county....  Includes a meeting Saturday, January 26, 9:30 a.m. at Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Dr, Decatur.

Commissioner Rader update: holiday sanitation collection schedule

From District 2 comissioner Jeff Rader: Holiday sanitation collection schedule. [See also the Public Works schedule in pdf here and the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch summary here.

Recycling pick up moving to Monday

We received this notice in our mailbox and assume it applies to the rest of the neighborhood: Service change notice. Monday will be your new p;ickup day for both blue box recycling and yard trimmings. Starting December 17, 2012. For more information, please call our office at 404-297-4418 or 404-294-2560. DeKalb County Sanitation Department, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.

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