Sanitation



Check our online address map HERE to view the garbage and yard waste schedule for your home address!

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The Acworth Sanitation team is excited to share with residents changes that will help to make our Sanitation pick-up service more convenient, safe and continue to allow us to maintain affordable rates.  The changes will allow us to reduce fuel costs and wear and tear on the vehicles and roads. To make your service easier and more effective, we are moving to a one-day service schedule.  If you currently have separate service days for household waste and yard waste/dry goods, we will now service all waste at the curb on one single day. We will place a sticker on your container that will show your service day, common rules and holiday schedules.  Please visit our Sanitation Department page to find the correct service date for your pick-up. The new schedule will begin on the week of January 23-27, 2023.

Check our online address map HERE to view the garbage and yard waste schedule for your home address!




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Through our partnership with Keep Cobb Beautiful, we were able to influence the location of an additional recycling site in the Acworth area. We are excited to announce this new location in addition to our original location that is located at 4231 Industrial Center Lane. This site will be managed by Cobb County’s Keep Cobb Beautiful program. If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding this site, we suggest contacting (770) 528-1135 or keepcobbbeautiful@cobbcounty.org.

Sanitation is a division of Public Works.  The Sanitation Department has a customer base of approximately 6000. There are three major services provided to City citizens, general household garbage, yard waste/dry items and large item collections. The Department has 14 employees, with five collection trucks, service vehicles and various compactors and dumpsters. The Department also delivers residential service cans for new and terminating customers. 

General household garbage is waste that is generally considered kitchen waste from cooking, waste basket and other household wet garbage.

Yard Waste / Dry Item Collection is collected as a separate pick up from general household garbage consisting of grass clippings, leaves, small limbs and light construction debris. Grass clippings and leaves need to be bagged and cannot weigh more than 50 lbs., tree limbs are to be no greater than 4 feet in length, no greater than 4 inches in diameter, tied in bundles weighing no more than 50 lbs. Light construction debris weighing no more than 50 lbs. from projects performed by homeowners only will be retrieve, but under no circumstances will contractor generated debris be pick up.  Other “Dry Items” collected along with yard waste would be lamps, small kitchen appliances, clothes, cardboard, misc. items from closet & garage cleanouts etc. The City does not collect dirt, rocks, bricks, cinder blocks, broken concrete, etc.

Large items consist of appliances and items weighing over 50 lbs., provided the item is not too large to be safely handled by the collection crew, i.e. washers, dryers, refrigerators, other white goods, etc.  Large Items are only collected on Thursday, provided prior arrangements have been made through Acworth Utilities (Customer Service) @ (770) 917-8903.

Household chemicals/automotive fluids disposal - contact 770-974-5233 -publicworks@acworth.org

Those wishing to establish Sanitation service or customers experiencing any issue concerning their City supplied service can, please contact Acworth Utilities at 770.917.8903.

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