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Residential Garbage/Sanitation

Roswell offers two levels of curbside garbage pickup for residents. The table below shows the service type and monthly rates for both standard and premium service.

Service Type

Rate Per Month

Standard Service
up to 3 cans* per week, not to exceed 100 gallons total
$18.05
Premium Service
up to 6 cans* per week, not to exceed 200 gallons total
$29.05
*Note: Individual can size can not exceed 50 gallons.

To set up garbage/sanitation service, contact Roswell's Utility Billing Division at 770-641-3759.

To find out when residential garbage collection will occur in relation to holidays, please download the Roswell Holiday Sanitation Schedule.




Large Item Pickup

Items that are not collected as part of the regular curbside program can be scheduled through Roswell's large item pickup program.

Examples include:

  • Furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, doors, mattresses)
  • Small and large appliances
  • Occasional excess garbage
  • Bicycles
  • Swing sets
  • Grills
There is a flat fee of $20 per item for all large item pick ups, instead of different fees for different items. There is no limit to the number of items residents can place out at the curb.

Fees can still be paid by credit card or in-person in the Financial Service office located inside City Hall in suite 210.

To request large item pick up, contact Roswell's Finance Department at 770-641-3759.




Construction Debris

Construction debris cannot be picked up as part of the curbside garbage or large item pick up programs.

Examples of these materials include:

  • Lumber
  • Drywall
  • Hardwood floors
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Bathroom tiles
  • Cement
  • Concrete
  • Decks
  • Porches
  • Wood fences
To dispose of these items, please call Chadwick Road Landfill at 770-475-9868. They accept these items for drop-off at their facilities. Fees may apply.




Commercial Garbage

To set up curbside garbage service for a commercial entity, please contact Roswell's Utility Billing Division at 770-641-3759. For specific questions, please contact Jason Tinsley at 770-817-6730 or jtinsley@roswellgov.com.




Curbside Recycling

Roswell contracts with Advanced Disposal for curbside recycling services. For more information about this service, along with questions about what can and cannot be recycled curbside, visit Roswell Recycles or contact Advanced Disposal directly at 678-240-9137 or GreaterAtlanta@AdvancedDisposal.com.

Curbside Recycling Guidelines

  • Pickup once per week
  • Recyclables must be placed curbside the night before, or prior to 8:00 AM on the scheduled day of collection
  • Items accepted for pickup include: Aluminum, steel food and beverage cans, foil, pie tins, brown, green, clear and blue glass bottles and jars, plastic containers #1-7, mixed paper (newspaper, telephone books, magazines, catalogs, office paper, glossy forms & junk mail), cardboard and chipboard, corrugated cardboard



Yard Waste Collection

Roswell contracts with Advanced Disposal for yard waste collection services. For more information about this service, visit Roswell Recycles or contact Advanced Disposal directly at 678-240-9137 or GreaterAtlanta@AdvancedDisposal.com.

Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

  • Pickup once per week
  • Yard waste must be placed curbside the night before collection day, or prior to 8:00 AM on the scheduled day of collection
  • Items to be collected include weeds, grass and hedge trimmings, leaves, brush and tree limbs
  • Items must be placed in paper composting sacks or a 50-gallon metal or plastic container marked as yard waste. Lids must be left off for identification purposes by the driver
  • Branches and tree limbs shall not exceed 4 feet in length, 6 inches in diameter, nor weigh more than 75 pounds. They must be stacked neatly at the curb for pickup
  • Yard waste collection will be limited to 12 bags/containers and/or loose materials; combined volume not to exceed two cubic yards



Recycling Center

Roswell's Recycling Center provides recycling services for a wide variety of materials - from everyday items such as plastic, paper, metal and glass to larger items including appliances, tires, batteries, cell phones, printer cartridges, electronics, televisions, motor oil and antifreeze.

These services are free for Roswell residents. A small fee may apply for select services for non-residents.

Learn more about the Roswell Recycling Center.