Trash is collected weekly on Fridays in the Condos and Townhomes neighborhoods and twice-weekly at Manor neighborhood buildings on Tuesdays and Fridays. Recycling is picked up every other Friday in all neighborhoods. Each sub-association has rules about placement and removal of bins and garbage.
Disposal of Appliances, Furniture, and Specialty Items.
Please be aware of that the trash haulers will not take televisions, appliances, furniture, computers and other such items. Make arrangements to dispose of these items on your own. This Smyrna Recycling site has a long list of items they will accept for recycling including glass (for hardcore recyclers). Beneath that is a list of specialty items (paint, medical waste, batteries, etc.) along with a phone number for information on where and how to dispose of those items.
Change, effective April 2016: Glass is no longer recycled. Be careful not to contaminate a recycling bin with glass – the entire bin will be discarded instead of recycled if it contains any glass items. View the Recycling Guidelines sticker.
Single stream recycling (except for glass) is available throughout Olde Ivy. Pickups are every two weeks, early on a Friday morning (before the regular trash pickup). When trash pickup is adjusted for holidays, so is the recycling pickup.
**Important recycling and solid waste guidelines from Custom Disposal:
RECYCLABLES…...ONLY THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE ACCEPTED.
PAPER: Newspaper, Phone Books, Magazines, Junk Mail, Paper Back Books and Cardboard Boxes. Small Cardboard Boxes are to be broken down and placed in the Recyclable Bins and Large Cardboard Boxes are to be broken down and placed neatly behind bins. CARDBOARD BOXES ARE NOT TO BE PLACED IN GARAGE TRASH ROOM DUMPSTERS.
PLASTICS: All containers, CODES 1-7. The number is typically marked on the bottom of the container.
CANS: Aluminum soda cans, tin, steel and bi-metal cans.
REMOVE ALL LINERS, WAX PAPER AND LIDS
TO MAXIMIZE SPACE IN THE RECYCLABLE BINS, FLATTEN BOXES, COMPRESS PLASTIC CONTAINERS AND CRUSH ALUMINUM CANS
PLEASE CLEAN ALL CONTAINERS THOROUGHLY SO THAT NO RESIDUE REMAINS IN THE CONTAINER.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN RECYCLABLE BINS:
NO PIZZA BOXES……….NO PLASTIC BAGS……….NO STYROFOAM MATERIALS
NO GARAGE OR YARD WASTE, FOOD CONTAMINATED MATERIALS, LIGHT BULBS, GLASS CONTAINERS, WINDOW GLASS, MIRRORS, ELECTRONICS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCLUDING AUTOMOTIVE FLUIDS, PAINT PRODUCTS OR CLEANERS.
GARBAGE - SOLID WASTE COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Per Cobb County Code of Ordinances Sec. 102-69 – Customer Requirements:
All persons receiving solid waste collection and disposal services from a permitted collector in residential areas shall comply with the following minimum requirement: (1). ALL SOLID WASTE MUST BE ENCLOSED IN PLASTIC OR PLASTIC-LINED BAGS WHICH ARE OR HAVE BEEN TIED.
Click on an association name below for a summary of recycling practices in your neighborhood.