Dear Gwinnett Resident:
A new residential solid waste management plan will be implemented in unincorporated Gwinnett County on July 1, 2010. Gwinnett County has contracted with five private companies that will each serve a designated area of unincorporated Gwinnett. Waste Pro is proud to be a part of this overall plan to provide comprehensive and consistent solid waste and expanded recycling service to your area.
How will the new plan work?
- Unincorporated Gwinnett County has been divided into five service areas. If you have a question regarding who your service provider is or what day your service will be provided, please go to http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/portal/gwinnett/Services/SolidWasteDisposal/SearchSolidWasteHauler and enter your street address.
- Residents will have once-per-week pick-up of household waste and recyclables provided on the same day.
- Removal of larger bulk items and white goods, like appliances and old furniture, will require advance scheduling with your hauler for pick up.
- Yard waste pickup will be an elective service and require advance set up with your hauler.
- Limbs not to exceed four inches in diameter or more than three feet in length, prepared in bundles not weighing more than fifty (50) pounds, or in sturdy paper bags, or other suitable containers.
- Yard waste must be placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.
- Semi annual service fee will be $60.00 (July - Dec and Jan – June) and must be paid separately to the waste hauler. If you would like to sign up for yard waste service,
please call 770-451-9395.
What are the benefits of the new plan?
- Cleaner neighborhoods: Under the new plan, homeowners will have the opportunity to recycle 35 different items as part of their regular solid waste pick-up service. Additionally, there are approximately 20,000 homes that don't have waste collection services currently that will now have weekly garbage pick-up.
- Environmental sustainability: With only one hauler providing service throughout a neighborhood, there will be less traffic and pollution. The new system also complies with state law that requires the County to update its solid waste management plan every 10 years.
- More efficient and cost-effective: One hauler per district is more efficient, cost effective, and better for the roads than having multiple trucks crisscrossing neighborhoods and areas on any given day. Homeowners in each district will pay a standard service fee for waste collection.
Until the new service starts in July, you may continue to choose a solid waste provider from the approved list for residential and commercial service. Service under the old plan will be provided through June 30, 2010.
Gwinnett County's Solid Waste Information Center at 770.822.7141 is open for callers Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 5:30pm.