Administration Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
County Holidays - CLOSED
Garbage Hauler Permits
The Cobb County Code, Section 102 specifically defines the intent and purpose of the Solid Waste Ordinance. This section requires any garbage hauler who collects, transports, or stores solid waste to comply with the Solid Waste Ordinance. If you are a garbage hauler who does business in unincorporated Cobb County, you may be required to obtain a Solid Waste Permit.
The mission of the Solid Waste Department is to provide leadership and support in overseeing the contracted daily operations of environmentally sound solid waste and recycling facilities; to provide waste reduction programs in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; and to promote stewardship of our communities through litter prevention, beautification, recycling and environmental education.
The Cobb County Solid Waste Department reports to the County Manager’s office. The department provides an integrated approach to the management of recycling, municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition waste (C&D), and vegetative waste handling and disposal.
The Solid Waste Department is comprised of the following divisions/functions facilitated by County staff: Keep Cobb Beautiful, Maintenance of Landfills, Solid Waste Administration and Hauler Permitting, Customer Service, Solid Waste Management and Compliance, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Public Information, Budget, Business Services, and Procurement,
The Solid Waste Department oversees the following division services that are outsourced and contracted to vendors: Recycling Center Operations facilitated by RockTenn Company Recycling; Transfer Station and Material Handling Operations facilitated by Advanced Disposal Services (ADS); and Vegetative Waste Recovery Operation facilitated by TAG Grinding Services.
For information concerning the services or programs listed above, please email
or call (678) 581-5488.