Sanitation

Mission 
To promote clean, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing DeKalb neighborhoods and communities through environmental stewardship, community partnerships, and resident education, empowerment and engagement.

 

Contact Info:

To contact the department by phone call, (404) 294-2900

Email Address: sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov

Or contact via their web portal at: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/contact-us

To visit their webpage go to: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/about-sanitation

Bulky Item and Special Collection Request form:

https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/c86ba28cfd7b4756b45d1e7e5bb89bfb

Animal Crematory/

Dead Animal Collection

The Sanitation Division offers the following services for properly disposing of dead domestic animals: 

On-site at the animal crematory

810 Camp Road, 

Decatur, GA 30032

Phone Number: 404.294.2009
Monday through Friday - 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Residential collection

Special Collection Request Form: CLICK HERE

Customer Care Call Center: 404-294-2900

Collection on rights of way and roads

Phone Number: 404.294.2900

Email Address:  sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov

Landfill drop off 

Animals over 100 lbs. can be transported to the Seminole Road Landfill. All necessary fees must be paid at the Landfill, and are based on the following fee schedule:

Securing and preparing the burial site at the Landfill - $200

Additional fees based on the animal’s weight: 
Up to 999 lbs. - $16.50  •  Over 1,000 lbs. - prorated at $33 per ton

Keep DeKalb Beautiful

Keep DeKalb Beautiful Administrative Office 

Sanitation Division Administration Building
3720 Leroy Scott Drive
Decatur, GA 30032


Phone Number: 404.294.2010
Email Address: kdb@dekalbcountyga.gov

Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) Inc. is a certified Keep America Beautiful affiliate, and a proud member of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. KDB offers a comprehensive program that facilitates group and individual participation in improving DeKalb communities. These initiatives have an immediate, meaningful and positive impact on how DeKalb neighborhoods and communities are perceived, and a sustainable effect and impact on the quality of life for DeKalb residents. 

Get all info on their many programs at their website:

https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/beautification/keep-dekalb-beautiful

Recycling Program

Recycling helps control rising sanitation costs, creates green jobs, and decreases the amount of solid waste sent to the Seminole Road Landfill, extending the Landfill’s useful life. This subscription-based service is offered to residents at no additional cost beyond the annual sanitation service fee. 

Phone Number: 404-294-2900

Visit the Recycling Program website HERE.

Recycling program literature
Click here for a listing of acceptable and unacceptable recyclable items.
Click here for the residential single-stream recycling welcome letter.
Click here for information on recycling container options and pricing.
Click here for a joint recycling, fats, oils and grease (FOG) and anti-litter campaign flyer.
Click here for information on the curbside single-stream recycling program’s preparation and collection procedures.

Rain Barrel Workshops

Workshops are hosted at various locations throughout the county, including parks, schools, churches and community gardens. During the workshop, rain barrel kits (plastic drum and installation kit) are provided at a cost of $25 per participant.

Phone Number: (404) 294-2010

Web Address: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/beautification/rain-barrel-workshops-0

Seminole Road Landfill   

Seminole Road Landfill           

 

4203 Clevemont Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294

 

Phone Number: (404) 687-4040

Hours of operation
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Seminole Road Landfill is closed on all DeKalb County government observed holidays.