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Sustainability, Waste, and Beautification

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County Code Regarding Solid Waste Maintenance - Chapter 102

Unincorporated Cobb County

Cobb County Sustainability, Waste and Beautification Department does not provide trash collection services. A host of private companies provide these services. Please contact your local Homeowner’s Association, your neighbors, or search the internet for companies that are available to serve your area.

Active 2022 SWB Permitted Garbage Haulers

  1. This list contains only those garbage haulers registered with the county with valid permits to collect waste in the County as October 6, 2022.
  2. This listing does not represent any form of endorsement by Cobb County as to the reliability or quality of the services offered by any hauler.
  3. Every attempt has been made to ensure the customer service numbers are correct but Cobb County is not responsible for any errors and makes no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, or usefulness.
  4. It is in the discretion of the garbage haulers to offer or not offer services to any resident.
  5. Cobb County has no authority over the garbage haulers relative to the services provided, the prices charged for services, the timeliness or dependability of services, the responsiveness of customer service, or the quality of service.  Any issue between a resident and the garbage hauler must be worked out between the resident and the provider.
Service Customer Service
American Disposal Services 678-720-0500
B. Green Services 404-660-1392
BFI Waste Services LLC D/B/A Republic Services Of Georgia 404-693-9212
Custom Disposal Services 770-977-2788
Darvin's Garbage Services 470-629-0533
Diamond Disposal Services 404-542-6026
Fast Trash Sanitation 678-218-7723
GA Waste Systems/Waste Management 404-898-9238
GFL 770-577-3545
Hugh's Garbage Disposal 770-529-9330
North Metro Waste 770-924-0294
Peach Tree Dream Team,LLC D/B/A 1-800-Got Junk of GA 404-367-5500
Quality Sanitation Services Inc. 770-944-7769
Seagreen Services LLC 770-608-4771
Sid's Sanitation 470-776-9388
Smith's Sanitation 770-941-2498
Trash Taxi of GA 770-975-0926
West Cobb Sanitation 770-499-1279

Permitted Municipal Collection

Service Phone
Acworth Sanitation (770) 917-8903
Austell Residential Garbage (770) 944-4325
Kennesaw Sanitation (770) 421-8582
Marietta Environmental Services (770) 794-5595
Powder Springs Sanitation (770) 943-8010
Smyrna Sanitation (678) 631-5438

Waste Disposal

General waste disposal services are managed by Advanced Disposal Services.

Vegetative waste disposal (yard debris) services are managed by TAG Grinding Services.

For accepted items, disposal fees, and locations, visit the Waste Disposal page.

Notice: Vehicle loads causing litter

No person shall drive or move any vehicle within the county unless such vehicles are so constructed or loaded as to prevent any load, contents or litter contained therein from being blown or deposited upon any street, alley or other public place. Additionally, no person shall drive or move any loaded truck or vehicle upon any county road with direct ingress and egress to any solid waste disposal facility or site operated by the county unless such vehicle and the load therein is covered by canvas or other material providing complete coverage, properly secured, so as to prevent any load, contents or litter from becoming loose, detached or blown from the vehicle, or from dropping or escaping from the vehicle during the movement thereof.

Cobb County Code - Sec. 102-93

Garbage Hauler Permits

The Cobb County Code, Section 102 specifically defines the intent and purpose of the Solid Waste Ordinance. This section requires any garbage hauler who collects, transports, or stores solid waste to comply with the Solid Waste Ordinance. If you are a garbage hauler who does business in unincorporated Cobb County, you may be required to obtain a Solid Waste Permit.

For information concerning the permitting of garbage haulers in Cobb County, please email or call (678) 581-5488.


The Cobb County Sustainability, Waste and Beautification Department is under the Public Services Agency of Cobb County government. The department provides an integrated approach to the management of recycling, municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition waste (C&D), and vegetative waste handling and disposal.

The Sustainability, Waste and Beautification Department is comprised of the following divisions/units facilitated by County staff: Keep Cobb Beautiful; Maintenance of Landfills; Sustainability, Waste, and Beautification Administration; Hauler Permitting; Customer Service; Solid Waste Management and Compliance; Human Resources; Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable; Public Information; Budget; Business Services; and Procurement.

The Sustainability, Waste and Beautification Department oversees the following unit services that are outsourced and contracted to vendors: Recycling Center Operations facilitated by WestRock Recycling; Transfer Station and Material Handling Operations facilitated by Advanced Disposal Services (ADS); and Vegetative Waste Recovery Operation facilitated by TAG Grinding Services.

For information concerning the services or programs listed above, please email or call (678) 581-5488.


The mission of the Sustainability, Waste and Beautification Department is to provide leadership and support in overseeing the contracted daily operations of environmentally sound solid waste and recycling facilities; to provide waste reduction programs in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; and to promote stewardship of our communities through litter prevention, beautification, recycling and environmental education.