Trash service is picking up
With the trash service in effect in unincorporated areas of Gwinnett, residents are beginning to understand how it works.
  • Five private companies collect residential solid waste and recycling in assigned service areas
  • Uniform contract with Gwinnett County government
  • Residential hauler provides a 95-gallon cart for trash to each residence
  • 65-gallon cart option is available (no extra charge)
  • Residential hauler provides an 18-gallon recycle bin upon request (no extra charge)

Haulers will take bulky items such as furniture, mattresses, and appliances at no extra charge if you contact your hauler to schedule a pickup.

How much does the basic service cost?
Residential solid waste and recycling service costs $19.07 per month for basic service. If you are a senior age 65 or older with an annual income below $10,000 who has filed a senior homestead exemption called an L3A, or a senior age 65 or older with an income up to $25,000 who qualifies for a senior school exemption or L5A, your monthly fee will be $16.21. The 15 percent solid waste fee discount also applies to disabled residents with an L5A exemption.
What about yard waste?
Yard waste collection is not included in basic service. If you elect to receive yard waste collection service, please contact your hauler directly to establish service. Residential haulers provide a six-month yard waste collection service at a rate not to exceed $10 per month. Additionally, you may contract with your designated residential hauler for additional services, such as a one-time yard waste pickup, for an additional fee to be billed by your residential hauler directly.
Please direct questions to your hauler or the County's Solid Waste and Recycling Division Call Center at 770.822.7141 weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm. You may also email your questions to, or check out the frequently asked questions section of this webpage.

Korean and Spanish translations
Information about the new trash plan and what can be recycled is available in both Korean and Spanish.

Recyclables – Spanish (PDF)
Recyclables – Korean (PDF)