Garbage Collection

The City of Carrollton picks up household garbage weekly. During city-observed holidays, pick-up will be delayed to the following day.

Please place garbage containers out by 7am on your scheduled day for collection. Please be sure you have the proper amount of bins to accommodate your weekly trash amount. If you are consistently generating more trash than your city-issued bin will hold you will need to add additional bins ($16 per month per bin) or you may be charged an extra fee per bag left on or outside/on top of your bin.

Find out what day your street gets picked up here.

Yard Debris Collection

Following state Environmental Protection Division standards, we have established a yard debris collection policy, designed to improve stream health and prevent damage to our stormwater system. Debris and yard trimmings are picked up on alternating weeks. Bagged debris, brown bins and other debris should be placed on your curb (away from stormwater drains) Monday morning for pick up during your scheduled week.

Help keep our stormwater drains clear and our sidewalks and streets safe by following the yard debris collection guidelines below.

Leaves and Grass Clippings

Grass clippings and leaves must be placed in brown paper bags or a city-issued brown bin. Plastic bags are not permitted – they are not compatible with the machines at the county transfer station. Bagging (or binning) prevents stormwater drain clogs and reduces hazardous conditions on our sidewalks and streets.

NEW! Brown Bins

We are pleased to offer a brown wheeled bin (similar to your garbage bin) to make collecting your debris easier. The cost of each bin is $60 and we will cover half. If you would like a brown bin, a one-time charge of $30 will be added to your utility bill. Only city-issued brown bins may be used due to truck compatibility requirements.

To order, email the account name and service address to or call 770-830-2000.

Brush, Limbs and Logs

Sticks, limbs and logs should be cut into four-foot or smaller lengths and placed into piles for pick up. They do not need to be bagged or binned. 


Place bagged debris, bins or limbs at the edge of your property near the curb, but away from stormwater drains. Debris is picked up every other week.

Additional fees will be charged for debris piles that exceed two cubic yards. See the sidebar for information about disposing of other items. 

Garbage Pickup by Street