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. If you elect optional yard waste collection on a 12-month basis, then you will receive a 25 percent discount in the amount charged for this service. In this case, the optional service rate will be reduced from $10.00 per month to $7.50 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.
Cost of Services
Rates and Billing
The base fee for 2018 service is $17.91 per month. Eligible seniors receive a 25 percent discount.
Will senior citizens or people with disabilities get a discount?
Effective July 1, 2018, the senior discount for those 62 and over is 25 percent. A credit for the lower rate for July through December 2018 will be applied to the solid waste fees on your 2018 property tax bill if you paid solid waste fees with your 2017 tax bill. If you are not currently receiving the senior discount on your solid waste fee, an application and affidavit form must be submitted to Solid Waste Management located at 446 West Crogan Street, Suite 100, in Lawrenceville. To access the form, click here . You may also contact the Solid Waste Management office at 770.822.7141.
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 $13.75. The 25 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 $17.91 per month will be in effect for services provided from July 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019.
Will there be additional fees, or is everything included?
The 2018 basic fee of $17.91 per month includes weekly trash pickup of one 95-gallon cart of solid waste; one 65-gallon recycling cart or 18-gallon recycling bin; bulky items (furniture, mattresses, etc.), and white goods (stoves, refrigerators, etc.). Optional services such as yard waste collection and requests for additional trash carts have additional costs that will be billed by your hauler.
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
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 will 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 Management program.For additional information on authorization requirements, visit the Commercial/C&D Hauler page.