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Solid Waste

The City of Johns Creek does not provide trash and recycling collection services. City residents and neighborhoods contract with individual private companies which are required to register to operate in the City.  

The City recognizes the importance of this service to our community. Many solid waste and recycling collection service providers have been experiencing cost issues, equipment and administrative concerns, as well as staffing shortages due to COVID-19, and therefore some services have been delayed or temporarily discontinued.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is the City responsible for trash and recycling service issues, billing, or arrangements?
A: The City does not manage, control, regulate or negotiate the fees the haulers charge or the agreements between haulers and their customers. The City recommends you contact your solid waste and recycling collection service provider.
Q: How long will the delays in service last?
A: It is difficult to speculate on how long the delays will occur. Additional information may be provided to you by your solid waste and recycling collection service provider.
Q: In the meantime, where can I take items to be recycled?
A: Keep North Fulton Beautiful (KNFB) accepts a variety of household items to be recycled. KNFB is located at 470 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs. (www.knfb.org or call 770-551-7766)


Solid Waste Division

The Johns Creek Solid Waste Division permits and coordinates solid waste and recycling collection provided by private-sector waste haulers, and, with Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, organizes multiple public events for document shredding, bulky waste recycling, and hazardous household waste collection.

The Solid Waste Division also provides oversight of the Solid Waste Management Plan, adopted by the City Council in 2008 and the Solid Waste Ordinance, adopted by the City Council in 2010.

Trash Collection

The City of Johns Creek does not provide trash collection, but does require solid waste haulers to register to operate within the City. Although the City regulates the levels and nature of service provided, it does not manage, control, regulate or negotiate the fees the haulers charge or the agreements between haulers and their customers. 

Waste haulers are required to provide a minimum level of service and submit their base rates for posting here. The intent of publishing the fees is to encourage competition and help the public know when they are being treated fairly.

The list below includes those waste haulers who have registered and provided rate information:

American Disposal Services:  678-720-0500
3255 Heritage Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144
Commercial:  $115.00/month

Arrow Waste:  770-441-3037 
4039 Bonsai Road, Conley, GA 30288
Commercial: Roll-off only

Breezeway Disposal:  770-462-0454
11340 Lakefield Drive, Suite 200, Johns Creek, Ga 30097
Residential : $20/week for 90 gallon trash & up to 40 gallon recycling cart
Backdoor Service available upon request

Conex Recycling:  770-889-1550
PO Box 1165, Cumming, GA 30028
Commercial recycling only

Red Oak Sanitation678-455-7819
2 Rub Street
Gainesville, GA 30501

Republic Services of GA:  678-963-2800
75 Curtis Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Residential:  $25.00/month
Commercial:  $95.61/month

Waste Management:  404-794-6707
6970 Main Street, Woodstock, Georgia 30188
Residential:  $17.00/month
Commercial:  $92.35/month

Waste Pro:  770-777-1447
3512 Oakcliff Road, Doraville, GA 30340
Commercial:  $120.00/month


The above maximum pricing reflects the following service levels or equivalent:
  • Residential:  Weekly curbside collection of 90 gallon rolling waste cart, 30 gallon rolling recycling cart, and yard trimmings, and once per month bulk waste collection.
  • Commercial:  Collection of a 6 cubic yard dumpster weekly.
  • Many variables can affect the rates charged by waste haulers.  Often additional charges may apply and consumers are encouraged to contact waste haulers using the information provided above to inquire about extra charges and to compare rates, before entering into a service contract.  
Additional fees may be charged, such as fuel surcharge, administrative fees, fees for stopping or restarting service, and cart delivery fees. It is recommended that you have the waste hauler explain all fees they charge prior to entering into a service contract.


The City of Johns Creek does not provide recycling services but there are several options available through private haulers. The haulers identified above are required to provide traditional residential recycling services for common recyclables as part of their basic services. In order to encourage recycling, waste haulers are required to provide 30 gallon or larger wheeled recycling carts with lids at the request of the homeowners they serve.

The closest recycling drop-off center is:

North Fulton Recycling Center:  770-551-7766
470 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Please check with these centers for their hours of operation and description of items accepted.

Johns Creek Solid Waste Management Plan

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 made up 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.)