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About Sustainability, Waste, and Beautification


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.