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Information About Yard Waste/Bulk Items/Special Pick Ups


Residential Trash Pick Up

Waste Management picks up trash through out the city on Mondays. Per the city contract they will only pick up the Waste Management container. No other items/bags will be picked up by Waste Management. Leaves/stick are not allowed loose in the Waste Management Container.


Residential Recycling

Lathem Home Sanitation picks up recycling through out the city on Mondays. They will only pick up what is in their blue or green tote containers. 


Yard Waste

Effective  March 1, 2023, Yard waste will be picked up by Special Request and payment on MONDAYS by the Public Works Department, and must be received and items placed at your curb before 7am on Mondays.

When discarding yard waste, keep the following in mind:

  • Grass clippings and/or leaves must be in bags or in a separate container properly labeled “Yard Waste”.
  • Discarded tree branches/limbs cannot be larger than 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter.
  • Limbs/branches must be bundled together with rope or string.
  • Each bundle cannot exceed 40 lbs.

Loose limbs/branches will NOT be picked up if they are not prepared as described above.

Considering loose and unbundled items, must be pre-approved by Public Works Management and arrangements for pick-up be in place.  You must schedule a special pickup by Public Works. 

See City Price list for cost. 

The following items are not acceptable:

  • Tree trunks/stumps
  • Limbs greater than 4” in diameter
  • Whole trees
  • Logs
  • Dirt
  • Rocks

Any questions? Call City Hall at (404) 296-6489 or email Public Works Director Rodney Beck, or Assistant Public Works Director Marcus Seaton,


Bulky Waste

When we say bulky waste, we mean sofas, chairs, mattresses, washers, dryers, and other household goods. These will be accepted on Monday, your service day.

You must submit a request to City Hall by the Wednesday (3pm) prior to the  Yard Debris/Bulk Items pickup day (MONDAY), to schedule bulky waste service.

Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, and any other items containing Freon are NOT acceptable. They must be recycled elsewhere. Contact Newell Recycling of Gwinnett at (770) 446-6883.

Any construction materials will not be picked up by Waste Management or the City.

Special Pick-up

Single bulky items will (Effective 3/1/2023) be picked up by Public Works. You may be charged additionally if you need multiple items to be picked up. These items include couches, mattresses, loveseats, chairs, etc. You can contact City Hall to request a Special Pick-up.


To ensure the quality of Waste Management services, Clarkston will conduct a weekly trash/refuse survey. Any violations could require a special pickup by Public Works.

All of the above rules and guidelines are intended to provide the best in health, safety, and quality of life for each and every City of Clarkston resident.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to City Hall at (404) 296-6489 or email Public Works Director Rodney Beck, or Assistant Director Marcus Seaton,