The City of Sandy Springs does not provide trash collection services, enabling residents and businesses to contract with private collection services for garbage pick up. Waste Haulers are charged an annual Infrastructure Maintenance Fee, which is five percent of its gross receipts. The City does not charge any administrative or service fees.
Approved Waste Haulers
Keep North Fulton Beautiful
470 Morgan Falls Road
Sandy Springs,GA 30350
Hazardous Household Waste
Hazardous household waste products (HHW) are items containing chemicals that are flammable, reactive, corrosive or toxic. These products can be harmful to you, your family and the environment if not disposed of properly. They can be in the form of gases, liquids or solids. Below is a guide to disposing of the most commonly asked about HHW.
HOW TO DISPOSE OF:
20 lb. Propane Tanks (for BBQ grills, campers, etc.): Drop off at Lowe’s, Home Depot or other propane sales centers. We recommended that you use as much as possible to empty the tank before disposal. DO NOT discard old propane tanks in the trash, whether empty or not.
Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers: Fire extinguisher companies will take your old fire extinguishers; or you can empty them and discard them in the trash. Empty fire extinguishers outside only – preferably into a trash can or other container. Stay upwind of the discharge. The dry chemical used in fire extinguishers is not considered hazardous, but can cause choking (just like dust) if inhaled. DO NOT discard fire extinguishers in the trash unless the gauge indicates that there is no pressure.
Old Gasoline: Pour, up to a gallon at a time, into an almost full vehicle gas tank. Old gasoline, if adequately diluted by fresh gasoline, should not harm your vehicle engine. DO NOT discard old gasoline into a storm drain or sanitary sewer – this can create an explosion hazard.
Old Motor Oil: Auto parts stores such as Advanced Auto Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, Auto Zone, etc. will take used or old motor oil.
Old Latex Paint: Dry out and discard in trash. Dry out by mixing equal parts paint and either oil-dry or kitty litter and allow to dry out.
Compact Florescent Bulbs: Compact florescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury. Home Depot will accept your old compact florescent bulbs, or you can save them for disposal at the Keep North Fulton Beautiful recycling events.
Other HHW such as pesticides, solvent based paint products, cleaning chemicals, etc. should be stored in a safe place in their original containers, and disposed of at the twice yearly Keep North Fulton Beautiful Recycling Events.