Recycling Pickup Day

Latham Home Sanitation picks up City recycling on Wednesdays. Recycling bins must be left at the curb by 7 a.m. Please call City Hall at 404-294-5400 if you experience any problems with this service.

Recycling Bins

Free small recycling bins are available at City Hall. Larger ones are available for purchase at most home improvement stores.  

Items Accepted for Recycling

  • All aluminum items
  • All cardboard items (please flatten all boxes)
  • All paper products
  • All plastic containers labeled 1-5; 7

    • Plastics are marked with a number in a triangle, usually on the bottom of the container.
    • Most household plastics fall into this category.

Preparing Items to Be Recycled

  • Wash items clean to ensure no trace of food waste is on the recyclables.
  • There is no need to separate your recyclables.
  • Secure all items from being blown away. This can include placing smaller items in a larger box or securing larger containers with a strap. Plastic bags or garbage bags should never be used. 

Items Not Accepted

  • Styrofoam products
  • Any item that had been contaminated with waste, including food, grease, paint, etc. 
  • Glass
  • Plastic shopping bags, including dry cleaning and other types of plastic bags. *Plastic film is currently being accepted only on the first Wednesday each month in the pilot program described below. Please see instructions below to pick up a required plastic film recycling bucket at City Hall to participate.

Unapproved materials will be left behind.

Personal Information & Security

Please use caution when putting junk mail solicitations for pre-approved credit card applications, mortgages, or anything that has your personal identifiable information on it. It is recommended that you shred those types of items before discarding to avoid identity theft.

Pilot Program for Plastic Film Recycling Wraps Up

The City's one-year pilot program with SC Johnson which offered curbside collection of plastic film for residents has concluded. Thanks to residents' enthusiastic participation, three bales of plastic film totaling 4,500 pounds were collected in the 12-month period.

The City asks that residents hold onto the plastic film recycling buckets used during the pilot. As part of a citywide sanitation program review, the City is accessing how to move forward with this popular recycling program. Thanks for the tremendous support!