Solid Waste

Republic Services has been contracted by the City as your trash provider.  If your trash is missed, please call them at 678.963.2873, email or contact them via their website If you should require additional assistance, you may call City Hall at 770.476.3434.

View 2019 Solid Waste Contract

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Collection pick-up

Your curbside recycling and waste collection day may be changing. To maximize customer service in Duluth, collections will occur Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please refer to the below map to see if your service day has changed. This change will be effective the week of January 1, 2022. 

Trash Pick Up Map with KeyIt is the responsibility of each resident to place such garbage or refuse at the curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on that day. Residential pick up may be done as early as 7:30am and as late as 7:30pm.  Residential trash collection will not occur on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Years Day. Do not place trash on curbs before 3:00pm on the day before pick up. 

Republic Services prefers that you do not use cans, containers, or other units to hold bags. However, if you insist, use only Republic Services bags placed inside the container. Leave the lid off so the bags may be clearly seen. Do not tie the bag to the container. If you do use a special container, the City of Duluth cannot guarantee that your garbage will be picked up since this is not part of the City contract.


Republic Services offers Yard Waste pickup. They will only pick up ten bags per visit. Republic Services will pick up large bulky items such as mattresses, sofas, furniture, appliances. Contact them 24 hours ahead of time at 678.963.2800 for current pricing and to schedule a pick up time. Residents are required to attach a Duluth trash bag to the item. Residents are allowed no more than two large items a week. Republic Services does not accept  auto parts, tires, or any rebuilding or remodeling material.

Only refuse placed in the specially marked bags (Republic Services) sold by the City of Duluth as provided by Republic Services, the contractor for the City, will be picked up by the contractor. 

Pricing beginning May 1, 2021
15 Gallon bag set has 20 bags and cost $22.85 + tax
32 Gallon bag set has 20 bags and cost $34.47 + tax
42 Gallon Bag set has 12 bags and cost $27.20 + tax **

**(This size only at City Hall and Publix on Buford Hwy & PIB Duluth)

You may purchase the specially marked bags at any of the following locations:

    • Duluth City Hall – Business Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Kroger @ 3455 Peachtree Industrial - Peachtree Hill Shopping Center
    • Kroger @ 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway - Sugarloaf Parkway Shopping Center
    • Kroger @ 3093 Steve Reynolds Blvd- Reynolds Crossing
    • Publix  @ 1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd - McGinnis Crossing
    • Publix  @ 5805 State Bridge Road - Medlock Crossing 
    • Publix  @ 2750 Buford Highway - Duluth Station
    • Publix  @ 3870 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard - Tree Summit Shopping Center

Landfill Information

If you have items that are not accepted at The Public Works dumpster site or are not accepted for pick up at your curb, you may use the Richland Creek Landfill. The telephone number for the Landfill is 770.271.3575. 

Deceased Animal Removal 770.513.5700