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No, even though both are considered solid waste, they are independently regulated by the State of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division and must go to a landfill designed for each particular type of waste.
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Garbage is the bagged household waste that is generated from normal everyday living (i.e.: food waste, kitchen scraps, etc.).
To best prepare your garbage for pick up, please follow these simple guidelines.
Garbage and Recycling will not be picked up on holidays. Please hold until your next scheduled pick up day. Please see the City of Gainesville’s Solid Waste Ordinance Title 4, Chapter 4-3-1 for further information or view the Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule (PDF).
The City of Gainesville observes the following holidays: