DeKalb County Health Dept.

Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste

Little girl holding full recycling tote

The program protects the environment and conserves our resources by encouraging recycling and reducing improper disposal of hazardous waste, and enforces applicable local and state laws pertaining to solid waste.

The program encourages recycling in DeKalb County by providing information and consultation to individuals, businesses, municipalities, schools, and media regarding recycling and waste reduction.

The program sponsors collection events for difficult-to-dispose of wastes such as electronics, household batteries, compact fluorescent lamps and used motor oil.

The program also, provides recycling education in county schools.

Recycling Program Information
Recycling Events

Recycling Directory

Contact Us

Phone: 815-758- 6673
Fax: 815-748-2485

Environmental Health & Animal Control Fees .pdf

Solid Waste Plans

2017 Amendment to 2015 Plan Update (Table 14) .pdf
2015 Twenty Year Update .pdf
2010 Update only .pdf
2005 Update only .pdf
2000 Update only .pdf
1995 vol 1 Solid Waste Plan .pdf
1995 vol 2 Solid Waste Plan .pdf
1994 Solid Waste Needs Assessment .pdf

Solid Waste Annual Reports

Zero Waste Ad-Hoc Committee

Zero Waste Newsletter


Freedom of Information Action (FOIA) .pdf

Laws and Regulations

DeKalb County Code  - Chapter 58- Solid Waste