Refuse Collection

Curbside Household Garbage

The City of Snellville is on a volume-based service. The basic service provides each household with one 65-gallon wheeled garbage cart and one 18-gallon recycling bin. Household garbage is picked up once weekly at the curb. Your cart and recycling bin must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your pickup day. You will be informed of your specific day of pick up when you call to start service. All garbage must be in durable plastic garbage bags not weighing over 50 pounds, bags must be tied, and all garbage must be inside your cart. Only garbage placed in Advanced or Waste Management containers will be picked up.

Extra Garbage Procedures

Any additional garbage must be placed in "Special City Bags" available at Public Works, Publix and Kroger located on Scenic Hwy in Snellville. Go to the information desk at both Publix and Kroger for assistance. The blue bags are imprinted with the city seal. The purchase of these bags will cover the cost of the extra garbage pick up. Your basic garbage and recycling will be provided to every homeowner at no additional charge. The "Special Blue Garbage Bag" is used for overflow garbage that will not fit into your standard Advanced cart or for bulk item pick up. When needed, residents should place the "Special Bags" alongside their regular cart on their scheduled day of collection. The cost of the "Special Bag" is $1.51 per bag. They are sold only by the box. Each box contains (20) bags and sells for $30.20 per box. Garbage outside your 1, 65-gallon cart will NOT be picked up if it is not in a "Special City of Snellville Blue Bag."

*Until further notice the "Special City Blue Bags" & the "Special Brown Yard Waste Bags" will NO longer be sold at City Hall* They are still being sold at Public Works, Publix & Kroger in Snellville on Scenic Hwy.

Commercial Sanitation Services

The City of Snellville is a franchised area and all sanitation services must go through our Public Works Department. This includes commercial front load services and industrial compactors for businesses. Contact the Public Works Department at 770-985-3527, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., for more information.