Special Pickups & Yard Waste

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  
Special Pickup- Base Fee $75.00  
Move Out Pile/Landscaping Svc./Construction $165.00 Min. In addition to the $75 base fee
Items Containing Freon $20.00 In addition to the $75 base fee
Tube TV's $10.00 In addition to the $75 base fee
Refrigerators $100.00 In addition to the  $75 base fee
Washing Machines and Dryers $85.00 In addition to the $75 base fee
Couches, Sleeper Sofas, Recliners, etc.  $85.00 In addition to the $75 base fee
Yard Debris Over 5ft in Length  $85.00 Min In addition to the $75 base fee
Mattresses/ Box Springs (cost per pair) $65.00 In addition to the $75 base fee
Note: The base fee is applied to each Special Pickup and not by each item in the Special Pickup.  If you have multiple items in a Special Pickup, the base fee will only be applied once.