Residential Brush & Tree Limb Pick Up

Residential Brush & Tree Limb Pick Up Requirements:

  • Limited to one collection per week, per address. Additional pickups available for a fee.
  • The brush pile must be on the property's curbside and cannot exceed 24 SF.
  • Tree limbs can be no more than 6" in diameter.
  • Tree limbs can be no longer than 4' in length.
  • All pickups are scheduled in advance by contacting City Hall (706) 864-6133.

The City does not pick up the following items:

  • Grass clippings and other material too small for chipping.
  • Trimmings from commercial properties, institutional properties or professional lawn/tree service companies.

Curbside leaf pick up is from October 1 through January 31.

Mulch & leaf compost (when available) is located at the City Shop for pick up between 7:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The City will deliver mulch and leaf compost to City customers for a fee of $25.00 for each load.

City Announces Expanded Residential Recycling Program

Dahlonega Recycling LogoThe City of Dahlonega announces an agreement with Sanitation Solutions that will propel the City into a new era of residential recycling. The agreement will allow residents to recycle more materials than before.

Customers now have the opportunity to recycle 35 different items through the traditional curbside pickup. Recyclables that can now be placed in the bins include: aluminum, cardboard, glass, junk mail, plastic, magazines, newspaper and a variety of paper. Residents will receive mailers that describe the expansion of the recycling program and include easy-to-understand illustrations of what they can recycle and how. The expanded recycling program will make it easier for residents to recycle more and is an important step toward the City's goals of becoming a greener place to live, work, and play.

Download a Know What to Throw Guide for recycling in Dahlonega.

Curbside recycling makes if easy and convenient to recycle. The list below is your guide to recycling in Dahlonega. Place all materials in one container without a bag and we will sort & separate for you!

Plastic soda and water bottles (#1)
Milk jugs (#2)
Plastic detergent bottles (#2)
Plastic bottles (#3 – 7)
Glass bottles
Glass jars
Aluminum beverage containers
Aluminum baking tins
Aluminum food containers
Steel food containers
Empty aerosol cans
Clean metallic lids
Cardboard boxes (broken down)
Pizza boxes
Cereal boxes
Tissue boxes
Paper towel cores
Tissue paper cores
Soda and beer cartons
Shoe boxes
Discarded mail
Greeting cards
Craft paper
Paper grocery bags
Shopping and lunch bags – paper
Magazines and shopping catalogs
Newspapers and inserts
Computer paper
Old phone directories
Paperback books
School papers
Carbonless forms – paper
Food waste
Hazardous waste containers
Light bulbs
Motor oil containers
Plastic grocery bags
Window glass
Yard waste

Under the new program, recyclables will be picked up each Friday beginning August 8.

For additional information on materials accepted and to request a recycling bin contact City Hall, (706) 864-6133.


Garbage pick-up is mandatory for residential customers. A business may choose their provider. If a business does not choose to have City garbage pick-up, we will not pick-up recyclables from the business. Only items placed in the container furnished by the City will be picked up. Arrangements for excess pick up must be made with City Hall. Additional fees will be required for all excess material.

  • Residential Rate: $26.62 per can. Additional stickers for each garbage can will be $26.62 per month. Each trash receptacle must have a city sticker. It is mandatory that all city residents have city garbage service.
  • All households will be charged a recycling collection fee of $4.50 per month.
  • All single family residential units will pay a mandatory minimum gargabe and recycling collecton fee of $31.12 per month.  All other residential units will also pay a minimum garbage and recycling collection fee of $31.12 per month unless served by dumpster service.
  • Rates for non-taxpaying entities not requiring dumpster service will be $35.09 per month per can.
  • Business Rate: Call City Hall for rates, (706) 864-6133

Due to the content of the City's sanitation ordinance, the City no longer offers large item garbage pickup (this includes items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, and furniture).