Recycling

Recycling Pickup Day


Latham Home Sanitation picks up City recycling on Wednesdays. Recycling bins must be left at the curb by 7 a.m. Please call City Hall at 404-294-5400 if you experience any problems with this service.

View a list of Glass Recycling Container Drop-off Locations in DeKalb County here

Recycling Bins


Free small recycling bins are available at City Hall. Latham Home Sanitation will hand-deliver a 95-gallon recycling cart to you for a fee.

How to Order


Call 770-554-0455 for pricing and to order. You can pay by check when it is delivered or pay by credit card when you place your order.

Recycling Holiday Pickup


If a holiday falls on a Wednesday, pick-up will be on Thursday. If the holiday falls on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, pick-up will be on Wednesday.

Items Accepted for Recycling


  • All aluminum items
  • All cardboard items (please flatten all boxes)
  • All paper products
  • All plastic bags
  • All plastic containers labeled No. 1 through No. 7
    • Plastics are marked with a number in a triangle, usually on the bottom of the container.
    • Most household plastics fall into this category.

Preparing Items to Be Recycled


  • Wash items clean to ensure no trace of food waste is on the recyclables.
  • There is no need to separate your recyclables.
  • Secure all items from being blown away.

Items Not Accepted


  • Styrofoam products without a recycling logo
  • Any item that had been contaminated with waste
  • Glass
Unapproved materials will be left behind.

Personal Information & Security


Please use caution when putting junk mail solicitations for pre-approved credit card applications, mortgages, or anything that has your personal identifiable information on it. It is recommended that you shred those types of items before discarding to avoid identity theft.