Each municipality in Georgia is required to have a Solid Waste Management Plan, as outlined in the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act.
A solid waste plan provides local officials with a long-range "blueprint" for collection, disposal and recycling of solid waste in order to reduce the amount going into landfills and other disposal facilities. Johns Creek's solid waste stream is comprised of residential, commercial, industrial, construction and demolition (C&D) materials.
Johns Creek's Solid Waste Management Plan:
provides assurance of adequate solid waste collection and disposal capacity for at least ten (10) years from the date of plan completion.
promotes reduction of the per capita rate of municipal solid waste disposed in solid waste facilities. (The city's per capita disposal rate is projected to decrease from 6.38 pounds per day in 2008 to 5.74 pounds per day by 2018, a 10 percent decrease.)
identifies solid waste handling facilities within the City as to size and type.
identifies land areas in the City unsuitable for solid waste handling facilities based on environmental and land use factors.
The Plan replaces the Fulton County Solid Waste Management Plan, which had been used as an interim plan following the City's December 1, 2006 incorporation. The Plan's adoption by Johns Creek City Council followed two public hearings and review and approval by the Atlanta Regional Commission and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
The City of Johns Creek does not provide trash collection, but does require solid waste haulers to register and enter into a contract with the City in order to operate within the City. Among other things, waste haulers are required to provide a minimum level of service and submit their standard rates for that level of service to the City for posting here. The list below includes those waste haulers who have registered and provided rate information:
Advanced Disposal: 770-887-6063
8880 Old Federal Road, Ball Ground, Georgia 30101
Allegiance Sanitation: 1-800-241-9591
PO Box 501172, Atlanta, Georgia 31150
American Disposal Services: 678-720-0500
3255 Heritage Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144
Conex Recycling: 770-889-1550
PO Box 1165, Cumming, Georgia 30028
Commercial recycling only
Red Oak Sanitation: 678-455-7819
2 Ruby Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Residential, paper bill: $14.00/month
Residential, no paper bill: $13.00/month
Republic Services of GA: 678-963-2800
75 Curtis Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Waste Management: 404-794-6707
6970 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188
Waste Pro: 770-777-1447
3512 Oakcliff Road, Doraville, GA 30340
The above pricing reflects the following service levels or equivalent:
- Residential: Weekly curbside collection of 90 gallon rolling waste cart, 30 gallon rolling recycling cart, yard trimmings, and once per month bulk waste collection.
- Commercial: Collection of a 6 cubic yard dumpster weekly.
The City of Johns Creek does not provide recycling services but there are several options available through private haulers. To the best of the City's knowledge, all of the haulers identified above provide traditional residential recycling services for items such as paper, glass and plastic, along with weekly curbside trash collection.
If you choose to not have your recyclables collected by your private waste hauler or you require additional recycling services, the two closest recycling drop-off centers are:
Please check with these centers for their hours of operation and description of items accepted.