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Residential Services

Residential basic service includes weekly collection of one 95-gallon cart of solid waste and an unlimited volume of recyclables. Basic service also includes collection of bulky items and white goods. Residents should contact their designated hauler directly to schedule bulky item or white good pickup. Beginning January 1, 2017, the cost for residential basic service is $18.99 per month, and a senior discount is available to those who qualify. Residential basic service fees are billed on your annual property tax bill.

Yard waste collection service is an optional service. Homeowners requesting yard waste collection service should contact their designated residential hauler directly. The yard waste collection service is a six-month subscription service that is billed by the hauler to the homeowner. The cost for the yard waste collection service is not to exceed $10 per month.

Residential haulers may also provide additional elective services at the request of residents. Fees for elective services are billed by the hauler to the resident and are not regulated by the County.


Rates and Billing

What is the price for garbage and recyclables pickup?
The base fee for 2017 service is $18.99 per month. Eligible seniors automatically receive a 15 percent discount.

Will senior citizens or people with disabilities get a discount?
Qualifying senior citizens and disabled residents will automatically receive a 15 percent discount on their annual solid waste service fee. 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 $16.14. The 15 percent solid waste fee discount also applies to disabled residents with an L5A exemption.

How long will the current rate be in effect?
The base fee of $18.99 per month will be in effect for services provided from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

Will there be additional fees, or is everything included?
The 2017 basic fee of $18.99 per month includes weekly trash pickup of one 95 gallon cart of solid waste, bulky items (furniture, mattresses, etc.), white goods (stoves, refrigerators, etc.), and 35 kinds of recyclables. Additional fees include charges for optional services such as yard waste collection service, additional trash carts and other elective services, and delivery costs for additional carts or bins. The basic fee is set for 12 months, but may be adjusted annually based on fuel prices, inflation, or changes in state laws.

Will vacant homes be charged a solid waste fee?
If your property is vacant and you have a current, valid vacant property or boarding up structure permit from the Department of Planning and Development, you will automatically receive an exemption from the solid waste service fee during the permitted period.


Commercial Services / Construction and Demolition Services and Fees
Commercial and construction or demolition waste service providers wishing to provide service to establishments in unincorporated Gwinnett County must obtain authorization to provide such services by registering with the Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division. After receiving authorization, commercial service providers may provide service to any commercial establishment in unincorporated Gwinnett County. Authorized construction or demolition waste service providers may provide service to any commercial establishment or residence requiring construction and demolition waste service in unincorporated Gwinnett County.

Gwinnett County does not regulate the cost of services provided by authorized commercial and construction or demolition waste service providers to their customers. Authorized commercial and construction or demolition waste service providers bill their customers directly for services rendered. Beginning January 1, 2013, authorized commercial and construction or demolition waste service providers will remit regulatory fees of 3 percent gross revenue to Gwinnett County each quarter. The regulatory fees will contribute to funding the Solid Waste and Recovered Materials program.

For additional information on authorization requirements, visit the Commercial/C&D Hauler page.