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HOLIDAY TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE: Trash collection will be interrupted for the following six holidays only:  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Check the home page for information about the scheduling of city services for these holidays. Reminders about holiday collection schedules are also included on your sanitation bill and in the city’s e-newsletter that is published twice a month; subscribe by clicking on the appropriate button at the bottom of the home page.


A contract vendor, Republic Services, is responsible for collecting garbage and recycling within the city limits.

Garbage Collection: Garbage is collected on designated days once a week, Tuesday through Friday. The city provides 95-gallon trash containers to most residential locations.

Yard (Green) Waste Collection: Yard or green waste is collected every Monday when placed at the curb by 7 am. Green waste includes grass, shrubbery, weeds or other yard waste incidental to the growth, maintenance or care of lawns, shrubbery, vines, gardens and discarded Christmas trees. Green waste should be put in plastic or paper biodegradable bags or plastic/metal cans with tight fitting lids. Bags must not exceed fifty pounds and containers shall not be larger than thirty-two gallon capacity nor weigh more than fifty pounds. There is a limit of fifteen bags or three containers per regular pick-up for green waste. All branches, limbs and shrubbery must be cut into lengths of four feet or less, and no single piece will exceed two inches in diameter and weigh no more than fifty pounds. All branches, limbs and shrubbery must be in a pile no larger than 10 X 6 X 4.

Paint Can Disposal: To dispose of paint cans, pour sand or cat litter in the can and mix with the paint. Put the lid on the paint can, place in a trash bag that is secure, and place in trash can for pick up.


Bulk Waste: Bulk material collection is available for an extra fee (price based on the item, size, weight, and collection time required to pick up the material). Bulk materials include, but are not limited to household furniture, mattresses, large auto parts, any domestic and/or commercial appliances. Call Republic Services (404-693-9200) by 4 pm to schedule pickup of bulk waste items; fees are based on weight and/or size.

Please contact Sanitation ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for any of the following:
- Request a recycle bin, recycle cart, or trash can
- Report a broken trashcan
- Report missed garbage, lawn debris, or recycling collections
- Questions about your garbage or recycle service

Note: Late charges will be assessed if trash bill payment occurs after the due date.

  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.

For Sanitation Questions:
2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 424-8274
Fax: (770) 429-4559

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