Solid Waste

Republic Services has been contracted by the City as your trash provider.  If your trash is missed, please call them at 678 963-2800 or contact them via their website  .If you should require additional assistance, you may call City Hall at 770 476-3434.

Republic Waste Contract for services 04/12/2010
Republic Waste Amendment for services 10/14/13

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Collection pick-up

Collection of residential refuse will be on Wednesday of each week.  It 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 7:30 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m.  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 3:00 PM on Tuesdays. 

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 Plastic Bags

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

15 Gallon bag box has 20 bags and costs $22.68
32 Gallon bag box has 20 bags and costs $34.56               42 Gallon bag box has 12 bags and costs $27.03

Bags may be purchased at the following locations:

  • Duluth City Hall – first floor Business Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM;
  • Kroger @ Peachtree Hill Shopping Center at 3455 Peachtree Industrial.
  • Kroger on Pleasant Hill Rd (near Satellite Blvd).
  • Kroger in Suwanee @ Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and McGinnis Ferry Road.
  • Publix @ Medlock Crossing on State Bridge Road in Duluth.
  • Publix @ Duluth Station at 2750 Buford Highway.
  • Publix @ Tree Summit Shopping Center at 3870 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard

You will not be billed any additional cost for garbage pick-up.

If you experience any problem with cats, dogs, raccoons, opossums, or other animals breaking into your trash at the curb, try misting the bag with an ammonia mixture. This rarely occurs, but when it does, ammonia usually solves the problem.



Republic Services also offers a Yard Waste Pickup  for $88 per year.    They will only pick up 20 bags per visit.

Republic Services will pick up large bulky items such as mattresses, sofas, furniture, appliances.   You must call them 24 hours ahead of time (678 963-2800) and attach a Duluth Trash Bag to the item.  Residents are allowed no more than two large items a week.  Republic does not accept  auto parts, tires, or any rebuilding or remodeling material.

Deceased Animal Removal 770-513-5700