Solid Waste Department

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The city provides full curbside solid waste and recycling service to citizens within the city limits of Monroe.  The city also owns and operates a MSW Transfer Station located at 213 Cherry Hill Road, Monroe, GA 30655.  Hours of operations are Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday's from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Our goal is to continue to meet Federal and State guidelines; to comply with environmental regulations; preserve natural resources and to reduce waste and keep costs at a minimum. The City of Monroe encourages all of its citizens to be “waste conscious” and to make a sincere effort to reduce the amount of waste they generate, by recycling and reusing.

~Danny P. Smith, Solid Waste Director

The City of Monroe will observe the following holiday schedule for 2017 (routes for each holiday also listed):

New Year’s 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - Monday's Collection Route

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - Tuesday's and Wednesday's Collection Routes

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Thursday's Collection Route

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017 - No Collection

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Monday's Collection Route

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Tuesday's and Wednesday's Collection Routes

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Thursday's Collection Route

Good Friday - April 14, 2017

Friday's Commercial Customers will be picked up on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Memorial Day - May 29, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017 - No Collection

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Monday's Collection Route

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Tuesday's and Wednesday's Collection Routes

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Thursday's Collection Route

Independence Day - July 4, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Monday's Collection Route

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - No Collection

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Tuesday's and Wednesday's Collection Routes

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Thursday's Collection Route

Labor Day - September 4, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017 - No Collection

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Monday's Collection Route

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Tuesday's and Wednesday's Collection Routes

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Thursday's Collection Route

Thanksgiving - November 23, 2017 - close at noon, will return Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017 - Monday's Collection Route

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Tuesday's and Wednesday's Collection Routes

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Thursday's Collection Route

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - No Collection

Friday, November 24, 2017 - No Collection

Christmas - December 25 and 26, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017 - No Collection

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - No Collection

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - Monday's and Tuesday's Collection Routes

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - Wednesday's and Thursday's Collection Routes

New Year's Day - January 1, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018 - No Collection

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - Monday's Collection Route

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - Tuesday's and Wednesday's Collection Routes

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - Thursdays' Collection Route

Service Complaints

Let us know if you have a service problem so that we can work with you to solve it. Our office hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday. Complaints should be called into the Public Works Department office at 770-267-6933, ask for our Solid Waste Division, or email us at

Household Garbage

Household garbage is picked up weekly at the curb from city provided 96 gallon garbage cart. It is the responsibility of each resident to place such garbage or refuse at the curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the day before collection. After collection the garbage cart must be removed from the street or curb by 5 p.m. of the day following. Household garbage is the only thing that should be put into the container. Additional garbage carts can be obtained for an extra charge by calling the Public Works Department at 770-267-6933.


If you are disable and cannot take your garbage cart to the street/curb, you may come by City Hall and pick up an application to fill out or download the request form below and have signed by your physician for backdoor pickup.

Curbside Exemption Form:


Recycling is collected weekly at the curb the same day your household garbage is picked up. Each resident is provided with one recycling bin.  After collection the recycling bin must be removed from street or curb by 5 p.m. on the day following pickup.  For additional bins, please click request form below.

Curbside Recycling Bin Request Form:

The following items are collected in this program: aluminum, metal food, and beverage cans; newspapers; magazines; cardboard (cereal & food boxes flattened), all plastic containers #1- #7, except #6.  Please view list of items Not Accepted for recycling:

Please remember to empty and rinse all containers before set out.

White goods such as old appliances (refrigerators, stoves, freezers), scrap metals and empty paint cans will be picked up by the Solid Waste department once per week, or you may bring it to our Transfer Station at 213 Cherry Hill Road and have it placed inside a scrap metal recyclable container.

Bulk Trash Collection

Bulk trash is collected once per week at curbside, the same day as household garbage pickup.  Items must be separated from yard trimmings and scrap metals.  Acceptable items include old furniture, clothing and wood scraps.  Liquid paint, oil, dirt, auto parts, and any other type of chemicals is prohibited from curbside collection.

The city offers rolloff service to local residents and business customers for remodeling and cleanup.  Customers may request a 30 yard container two weeks in advance for delivery.  Please contact our office for dumpster availability and setup.  Tires are not permitted for disposal!

Solid Waste Pickup Schedule

Please click the link below to determine your collection day.

Pickup Schedule

Yard Trimmings

The City will collect the following yard waste items once per week. Items picked up are as follows:

  • Limbs, no longer than five (5) feet in length and 6 inches in diameter.
  • Grass clippings.  Note: Items can be placed in a brown, biodegradable paper bag, sold at local supply stores.
  • Brush and vines
  • Christmas trees
  • All items must be separated from bulk trash, before they will be picked up. All yard waste items should be placed at the curb near the street, on the shoulder between the ditch and street, or on the backside of the ditch.
  • NONE of these items shall be placed on the street or in a drainage ditch or sidewalk. If so, this is in violation of the ordinances of the City of Monroe and residents will be issued a citation.
  • Note: Landscaping contractors will also be issued a citation and charged for the clean up of the street and/or drainage.

Commercial Pickup

This service is provided Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Solid Waste department will provide a 2, 4, 6, or 8 cubic-yard front load container, for business located within the corporate boundaries of the city. You may request any size dumpster and number of days per week for pickup. Once this is done, the department can give you the information on what this service will cost. If you have any further questions call 770-267-6933.

Dumpsters are for regular garbage from the business renting that dumpster only. Construction debris, metals, old furniture, and scrap tires cannot be placed in these dumpsters!

Items The City Will Not Collect:

  • Large trees and limbs larger than 5 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter.
  • Hazardous waste of any kind, batteries, paint, etc.
  • Waste of any kind that is generated by a commercial contractor.
  • Any yard waste that has been mixed together.

Service Fees:

Monroe Utilities Network will bill you on your monthly utility bill. The charges are as follows:

  • Residential: $22.32 per month
  • Commercial: Depends on size of dumpster and number of days pickup is scheduled weekly.

Call 770-267-6933 for pricing schedule.

Dumpster Rentals

  • 2 yard, 4 yard: $25.00 plus $30.00 disposal fee
  • 6 yard, 8 yard: $25.00 plus $30.00 disposal fee
  • 30 yard open-top rolloff - Residential: $50 delivery fee, plus tonnage rate
  • 30 yard open-top rolloff - Commercial: $100 delivery fee, plus tonnage rate

Extra Pickups

  • Residential: $10.00 (garbage cart)
  • Commercial: 2-yard and 4-yard - $20.00; 6-yard and 8-yard - $30.00

Additional Cart

Residential: An additional $11.17 charge plus the standard residential service charge of $22.32 a month, plus a one time fee of $63.93 invoiced to resident.

Extra pickups (Residential and Commercial): $45.00 for trash, limbs and debris. Size no larger than 8’L x 8’W x 4’H. Knuckleboom load (big truck) $135.00.

All fees are subject to a 3% increase on January 1st of each year.