When it comes to the garbage rules in Marietta, things are a bit strict. All city residents have to sign up for sanitation service with the city. No outside contractors are allowed. Everyone who signs up needs to have an official city decal on their garbage cans. Without that decal, you could be fined $10. Your garbage can has to be no bigger than 32 gallons. If the can is bigger, you’ll be charged $10 for every pickup. The rules for yard trimmings are even more specific:
“Wednesday is the pickup day for brush and yard trimmings. Yard trimmings may not to be mixed with regular household garbage. Branches and limbs must be six feet or shorter, and no single piece may be more than four inches in diameter or weigh more than 100 pounds. Grass and leaves must be bagged and set next to the curb. Bags for grass and leaves must not exceed 32 gallons in size. The city will not pick up logs and stumps. There will be an excessive yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, shrubs, pine cones, pine needles and brush) collection fee that will be added at the rate of $100 per load (approximately 200 cubic feet or 4x4x12) or (48 bags or more of yard waste) and/or a combination of both to equal 200 cubic feet. Residents should notify the Sanitation Division when they have excessive amounts of brush.”
You might just need a lawyer to figure out if you’re in compliance. Then there is the weight issue for your regular garbage. That limit is 60 pounds. When all is said and done, you’re going to have an extremely challenging time throwing out heavy oversized items like furniture or appliances. As least, you would have a hard time if you tried doing that one you own. Thankfully, there is Junk King. Although Junk King is a private junk removal service, you are well within your rights to put them to work.
Every Junk King removal appointment comes complete with a strong two-man crew and a truck big enough to haul whatever you’re tossing out. That crew will do the all the lifting and loading work. All you have to do is tell them what you want gone. Junk King is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers. This branch follows the same guidelines for delivering amazing customer service. Bottom line: Don’t stress over getting rid of your big junk. One call to Junk King will have it all taken care of!