DeKalb County Sanitation Division
3720 Leroy Scott Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Hours of operation are as follows:
Administration Building: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Call Center: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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DeKalb County Sanitation Department was officially formed in the early 1940's under Scott Candler, Sr. Commissioner. Mr. Candler was elected as a sole Commissioner of DeKalb Roads and Revenue for all of unincorporated DeKalb and served from 1939 to 1955. DeKalb became one of the few counties in the nation to provide refuse collection on a countywide basis during Candler's term in office. He began twice-a-week garbage service and weekly trash pickup. Other Departments developed early in his term were DeKalb Waterworks, DeKalb Sewer System, Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, DeKalb Regional Library System, Fire Protection, Police Protection, Parks and Recreation Department and the Roads Department. In 1963, Herman Talmadge while serving as a United States Senator remarked, "DeKalb County, virtually a city unto itself, is a growing and booming area in every sense of the term. Scott Candler, for
16 years Commissioner of DeKalb, more than any other man is credited with laying the foundation for the growth and prosperity that the County now enjoys." 1.