Community Pride Day on April 17

DALTON, GA -  Community Pride Day during the Great American Cleanup will be on Saturday, April 17 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Community Pride Day facilitates Spring Cleaning by allowing Whitfield county residents to dispose of bulky items and electronics without paying disposal fees at select drop-off locations.  The Old Dixie Landfill Convenience Center is the Main Location for this event.  Community Locations include three middle schools, Westside Middle School, Eastbrook Middle School, and North Whitfield Middle School.

All four locations will be accepting bulky items for disposal and electronics for recycling.  Bulky items include furniture, household equipment, and appliances.  Electronics include computers, digital cameras, cell phones, video game systems, and televisions.  Only one television per vehicle will be accepted.

The Old Dixie Landfill Convenience Center is the only location accepting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).  Items include household pesticides, pool chemicals, varnish and latex paints.  For a complete list of HHW please visit or call 706-277-2545.  Household Hazardous Waste is typically accepted at the Old Dixie Landfill Convenience Center on the third Saturday of the month from 7 am to 2 pm.

Community Pride Day is open to residents of Whitfield County only.  No business, commercial, construction or demolition waste is accepted.  Tires are not included in this event and should be disposed of at a Convenience Center for a minimal $2 fee.  No tires or HHW will be accepted at the schools.

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, the Dalton-Whitfield Regional Solid Waste Authority, and Whitfield County Public Works organized this annual event.  For more information or to volunteer, call Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful at 706-226-6211, visit our website, or

Submitted by the Dalton-Whitfield Regional Solid Waste Authority.