Landfill, Convenience Centers To Be Closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day


Landfill, Convenience Centers To Be Closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day


Four Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. 

Locations include:

  • Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center,

  • McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center,

  • Westside Convenience Center, and the

  • M.L. King Convenience Center. 

All locations will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, 2018 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  For more information visit or call 706-277-2545.



Memorial Day Holiday Schedule:


Saturday, May 25, 2018 - All Locations Open - Normal Hours (7am – 3pm)


Monday, May 27, 2018 – All Locations Closed


Tuesday, May 28, 2018 – All Locations Open (7am – 6pm)   (Westside Normally Closed)


Wednesday, May 29, 2018 – Resume Normal Operating Days and Hours (McGaughey Chapel Closed)

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful receives President’s and Governor’s Circle Recognition Awards


Local nonprofit, Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, received two awards in February to recognize its efforts and works in 2018. It received the Governor’s Circle Award and the President’s Circle Award for its outstanding achievements in community beautification and environmental sustainability. Both awards recognize exemplary performance in litter reduction, waste minimization, and community greening. The Governor’s Circle Award is presented at the Georgia Capitol Building and the President’s Circle Award is presented at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference.


“One of our nation’s most effective grassroots community resources is our local affiliates, which engage millions of Americans in volunteer service each year,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “Our affiliates provide real solutions that help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. They enrich the communities they serve and help create opportunities for Americans to do beautiful things.”


“We believe that everyone deserves to live in an environment that is healthy, safe, clean, and beautiful,” said Natalie Johnston-Russell, executive director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. “The recipients of this award are an instrumental part of that mission, and we are thankful for their dedication and commitment.”


In 2018, Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful began its Yard of the Month program, built and installed four monofilament fishing line recycling bins at the new Haig Mill park, hosted the annual Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling Day, and the Conasauga Watershed River Cleanup. They also were connected with cleaning up over 6,500 pounds of litter by sponsoring multiple Adopt-a-Mile groups and beginning the Turn Up, Clean Up series alongside Believe Greater Dalton.


The executive director, Amy Hartline, began in early 2018. She said about the last year, “We took some great strides in 2018 in connecting more with the community and reaching citizens, this year we are hoping to increase our collaboration and find more ways to get residents involved through our board, collaborations, Adopt-A-Spot program, or events.”


Visit to register for the KDWB newsletter or call 706-278-5001 to find out how you can volunteer or participate in events

Common Recycling Myths and Misconceptions

Have you ever take your little blue bin to the curb full of your stocked up recyclables and had a neighbor call out that it just ends up in the garbage anyway? Or tell you that they don’t recycle because it will all decompose anyway? Look through this infographic that debunks 10 of the most common myths about recycling. Next time your neighbor downplays your effort to save the planet, hit them with one of these truth-bombs.

Landfill, Convenience Centers Announce Holiday Hours

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The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority has announced the holiday hours of operation for its four facilities in Whitfield County. Locations include the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center in Cohutta, Westside Convenience Center in Rocky Face, and the M.L. King Convenience Center in Dalton. 


All locations will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. and re-open on Wednesday, December 26 from 7 am to 6 pm. All locations will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day, and re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 7 am to 6 pm.


For more information call 706-277-2545 or visit



Holiday Schedule - Christmas, New Year’s:


·  Monday, December 24, 2018 – CLOSED

·  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – CLOSED

·  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - OPEN

·  Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – CLOSED

·  Wednesday, January 2, 2018 – OPEN 7 AM – 6 PM