Yard Waste, Leaf Collection & Special Pickups

Yard Waste 

Yard waste is collected weekly on your regularly scheduled sanitation day. Please follow proper brush dimensions:
  • Limbs cut into 4' lengths, no larger than 6" diameter
  • Piles no larger than 5' x 5' x 5'
  • Bag all dirt, sand and mulch
Limbs and piles exceeding brush dimensions will be collected as a Special Pickup.

The City of Chamblee does not pick up yard waste generated or produced by contractors, tree trimmers or persons doing work for profit or personal gain. The removal and disposal of such materials shall be the responsibility of the contractor, developer or property owner.

Reminder: Sticks and rocks need to be separated from leaf piles. The leaf machine will not collect piles with mixed debris. Sticks and rocks will damage the truck.

Leaf Collection

Leaf collection is a weekly service provided the day after your sanitation day.

Please only place leaves in your leaf piles.

Sticks, rocks and other debris damage the turbine housing of the leaf collector. Once damaged, the leaf collector remains out of commission until fully repaired, resulting in delayed leaf service. 

Special Pickups

Special pickups are scheduled for bulky items that are unable to be collected as a part of your regular sanitation services. These items may include furniture, appliances, construction debris, large brush piles, trees, mulch, rock, sand, dirt, etc. 

Please fill out the Special Pickup (SPU) Request Form to schedule a Special Pickup or call the Public Works Department at 770-986-5019. Payments must be made prior to removal. 

 Item  Fee
Up to 3 items weighing less than 100 lbs. a piece  No Fee
More than 3 items OR items exceeding 100 lbs. $55 minimum
 Yard Debris - piles exceeding 5 ft. in length and limbs exceeding 6 in. in diameter  $55 minimum
Items Containing Freon Additional $20 per item
Tube TVs $10 per item
 Mattresses Bagged - No Fee
Unbagged - $55
Yard Waste and Leaf Debris