The City of Atlanta will start requiring residents to schedule bulky waste pick ups in April

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The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works announced the implementation of scheduled residential bulk collection to begin Monday, April 1. Residents will receive 12 scheduled bulk pick-ups per year at no charge. This includes over 20 bags of yard trimmings.

“The City of Atlanta consistently strives to improve the quality of solid waste service delivery,” said public works commissioner James A. Jackson Jr. “Aside from providing our residents enhanced convenience, scheduled bulk collection will result in reduction of fuel usage and equipment maintenance.” 

Bulk items should not be placed curbside before 7 p.m. on the day before the scheduled pick-up day. If items are curbside prior to that time, residents may receive a citation.

Residents who place bulk curbside without scheduling a pick-up will receive written warnings from April 2019 through June 2019. Effective July 1, residents will be charged $325 for failing to schedule collection or if they exceed 12 collections per year. 

Residential customers should schedule bulk item pick-up at least one business day in advance. Collection days are subject to availability. Bulk waste pick-ups should be scheduled by contacting ATL311 at 404-546-0311, or by visiting www.atl311.com.

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