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Nicholas Pezzello
Solid Waste Division Manager
Email Nicholas Pezzello
Phone: 770-594-6512

Doug Hughes
Residential Sanitation Supervisor
Email Doug Hughes
Phone: 770-817-6731

Jason Tinsley
Commercial Sanitation Supervisor
Email Jason Tinsley
Phone: 770-817-6730

Customer Service Helpline
Email Customer Service Team
Phone: 770-641-3961
Hours & Location
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1810 Hembree Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009
The Solid Waste Division is dedicated to keeping the City of Roswell beautiful by managing garbage collection and recycling efforts for the community.

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Residential Garbage/Sanitation
Roswell offers two levels of curbside garbage pickup for residents. The table below shows the service type and monthly rates for both standard and premium service.

Service Type

Rate Per Month

Standard Service
up to 3 cans* per week, not to exceed 100 gallons total
Premium Service
up to 6 cans* per week, not to exceed 200 gallons total
*Note: Individual can size can not exceed 50 gallons.

To set up garbage/sanitation service, contact Roswell's Utility Billing Division at 770-641-3759.

To find out when residential garbage collection will occur in relation to holidays, please download the Roswell Holiday Sanitation Schedule.

Collection of household garbage and recycling "at the house" in lieu of curbside pickup may be granted at the direction of the Environmental/Public Works Director or his/her designee when due to a disability, medical limitation or senior citizen. The Curbside Exemption must be renewed every two (2) years to ensure accuracy of the program. To apply, please download the Curbside Exemption Application.

Large Item Pickup
Items that are not collected as part of the regular curbside program can be scheduled through Roswell's large item pickup program.

Examples include:

  • Furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, doors, mattresses)
  • Small and large appliances
  • Occasional excess garbage
  • Bicycles
  • Swing sets
  • Grills
There is a flat fee of $20 per item for all large item pick ups, instead of different fees for different items. There is no limit to the number of items residents can place out at the curb.

Fees can still be paid by credit card or in-person in the Financial Service office located inside City Hall in suite 210.

To request large item pick up, contact Roswell's Finance Department at 770-641-3759.

Construction Debris
Construction debris cannot be picked up as part of the curbside garbage or large item pick up programs.

Examples of these materials include:

  • Lumber
  • Drywall
  • Hardwood floors
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Bathroom tiles
  • Cement
  • Concrete
  • Decks
  • Porches
  • Wood fences
To dispose of these items, please contact one of the landfills below in advance. These locations accept these items for drop-off at their facilities. Fees may apply.
  • Eagle Point Landfill
    8880 Old Federal Road, Ball Ground, GA

  • Cherokee C & D Landfill
    6285 Ball Ground Highway, Ball Ground, GA

  • Pine Bluff Landfill
    13809 E. Cherokee Drive, Ball Ground, GA

  • Greenleaf C & D Landfill
    4512 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming

Commercial Garbage
To set up garbage service account for commercial businesses, please contact Roswell's Finance Department at 770-641-3759.

For specific questions regarding small commercial business services contact Doug Hughes, Residential Supervisor at 770-817-6731 or

For special questions regarding commercial businesses that require dumpster service, please contact Jason Tinsley, Commercial Supervisor at 770-817-6730 or

Curbside Recycling
Roswell contracts with Advanced Disposal for curbside recycling services. Residents receive once per week recycling collection and the service is included with the residential garbage collection fee. For more information about this service, along with questions about what can and cannot be recycled curbside, visit Roswell Recycles or contact Advanced Disposal directly at 678-240-9137 or

Curbside Recycling Guidelines

  • Recyclables must be placed curbside the night before, or prior to 8:00 AM on the scheduled day of collection
  • Items accepted for pickup include: Aluminum, steel food and beverage cans, foil, pie tins, brown, green, clear and blue glass bottles and jars, plastic containers #1-7, mixed paper (newspaper, telephone books, magazines, catalogs, office paper, glossy forms & junk mail), cardboard and chipboard, corrugated cardboard

Yard Waste Collection
Roswell contracts with Advanced Disposal Services for yard waste collection services. Residents receive once per week yard waste collection and the service is included with the residential garbage collection fee. For more information about this service, visit or contact Advanced Disposal directly at 678-240-9137 or

Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

  • Yard waste includes weeds, grass, hedge trimmings, leaves, brush, tree limbs, etc.
  • Yard waste must be placed in paper composting sacks or a 50-gallon metal or plastic container
  • Branches and tree limbs must not exceed 4 feet in length, 6 inches in diameter, nor weigh more than 50 pounds
  • Yard waste collection is limited to 12 bags, or loose materials not exceeding two cubic yards
  • Residents may obtain additional collection by contacting Advanced Disposal at 678-240-9137 to schedule a special pickup of yard waste (fees will apply)
  • All yard waste must be placed at the curb by 8:00 AM on collection day

Recycling Center
Roswell's Recycling Center provides recycling services for a wide variety of materials - from everyday items such as plastic, paper, metal and glass to larger items including appliances, tires, batteries, cell phones, printer cartridges, electronics, televisions, motor oil and antifreeze.

These services are free for Roswell residents. A small fee may apply for select services for non-residents.

Learn more about the Roswell Recycling Center.