Recycling Services

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As of July 2018, the City of Decatur is now the provider for comingled and glass recycling collection.

What does this mean for you?

Your comingled and glass recycling will be collected on your regularly scheduled sanitation day. Please continue to separate your glass recycling from the comingled recyclables. See graphic for what can and cannot be recycled.

Potential Impacts

While your collection day remains the same, the time when your recycling is collected may change.  If your recycling has not been picked up by 3:30 pm on your collection day, please contact the Public Works Department at 404-377-5571 or

Comingled Recycling Bins

Residents have access to a free green recycling bin by contacting the Public Works Department at 404-377-5571 or by email at For customers who prefer a larger container, 95-gallon blue carts may be purchased at Intown Ace Hardware.

Glass Recycling Bins

All glass must now be placed in a red recycling bin. You may use your existing red bin or request one by contacting the Public Works Department at 404-377-5571 or by email at  

Please Remember

  • Place recycling, glass, yard waste, and garbage at the curb by 7:30 AM on your collection day.
  • Do not place recyclables in plastic bags.
  • Remove all lids and tops from glass containers.
  • Glass and comingled recycling must be separated. Comingled recycling containing glass and glass recycling containing comingled items cannot be collected.

Where does my recycling go?

Comingled, non-glass items are taken to Pratt Industries in East Point. Glass recyclables are taken to Strategic Materials, a recovery facility in College Park.

Multifamily and Commercial Recycling

If recycling services for your commercial or multifamily building is provided by a private company, contact them directly as their rules may be different. The City of Decatur does offer its recycling services to multifamily and commercial buildings. For more information regarding these services, contact the Public Works Department at 404-377-5571 or by email at  



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