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Sanitation / Solid Waste
Sanitation / Solid Waste
In 1988, Norcross converted from a city operated solid waste collection system to a privately operated system. The city offers refuse collection through a contractual agreement with Advanced Disposal for both residential and business collection.

Residential garbage collection is done once weekly at the curb. Back door or side yard pickup is provided to residential customers who are disabled. Medical certification is required for this service. Commercial dumpster customers may be serviced from one to six times per week based on the volume of waste generated.

Residential recycling collection is done once every week at the curb in specially marked rolling containers with lids. Yard waste is collected weekly from the curb and turned in to mulch for beneficial uses, lowering material sent to landfills. 

*For missed sanitation pick-up, please contact city hall at 770-448-2122.


City of Norcross accepts single stream recycling which allows customers to co-mingle items accepted for recycling in a single container. Please follow guidelines HERE so as not to contaminate recyclables and prevent them from being redirected to the landfill.

Commercial recycling dumpster customers may be serviced from one to six times per week based on the volume of recycling generated.

Click Here to see list of items accepted for recycling.

Yard Waste:  
Yard waste service is every week with or without bags at curbside, depending on the yard waste.  Plastic bags and tree stumps are not expected to be collected.  Yard waste includes tree limbs, shrubs, bushes, grass clippings, and leaves.  Small clippings such as leaves, pine straw, and grass clippings must be in paper bags except the months of November, December, and January. (During those months they may be left loose at curbside for vacuuming). Plastic bags are prohibited.  Tree removal by a licensed professional contractor is excluded.  
Yard waste service also includes leaf suction service with a vacuum truck through November, December, and January without restrictions or limitations.
All yard waste through the City’s program is truly recycled into mulch and not landfilled.

Bulky Items:
Bulk Items are items that are too bulky to fit into the 95 gallon cart.  Bulk items must be called in to the City and the Contractor will collect the item on your normal scheduled collection day.  Bulk items are household items only and does not include construction and demolition debris or automotive parts

Bulky items not normally accepted may be scheduled for pick up by calling 770-448-2122. Twice yearly Event Recycling provides Solid Waste customers opportunities to dispose of bulky items by taking them to the designated location.
*Bulky metal items can be attempted to be recycled before disposal.  Click HERE to contact bulk metal recycling. 

Complimentary paper shredding and recycling of electronics is offered semi-annually at designated locations.

For questions,to report a problem with sanitation pickup or missed sanitation pickup, please contact the General Government Administration (City Hall) at 770-448-2122.

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Norcross, GA 30071

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