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.

View 2019 Solid Waste Contract

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 7:30am 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 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 also offers a Yard Waste Pickup  for $88 per year.  They will only pick up ten 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.

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. 

15 Gallon bag set has 15 bags and cost $23.46 
32 Gallon bag set has 20 bags and cost $35.39
42 Gallon Bag set has 12 bags and cost $27.93 **

**(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
    • Publix  @ 1030 Old Peachtree Road NW - Shops at Huntcrest
    • 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