Turn Up, Clean-Up Series


Do you enjoy living in a beautiful town? Are you looking to help volunteer more in your community? Then join us at the new Burr Park at 6:00 p.m. on July 27th and August 24th to grab some litter cleanup supplies and then we will hit the streets of downtown to clean up! Afterward, everyone will drop off their bags at Burr Park and celebrate a job well done! We'll listen to the Downtown Dalton Summer Music Series and then help clean-up Burr Park afterward and keep Downtown Dalton looking spiffy all weekend. The Turn Up, Clean-Up series is a joint effort between Believe Greater Dalton and Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful. 

Closed on July 4, 2018 - Whitfield Co. Landfill, Convenience Centers


Landfill, Convenience Centers Closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day


Four Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in observance of Independence Day.


Locations include:

  • Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center
  • McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center
  • Westside Convenience Center
  • M.L. King Convenience Center

All locations will be open on Thursday, July 5, 2018, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

For more information visit www.DWSWA.org or call 706-277-2545.


Independence Day Holiday Schedule:

• Saturday, June 30, 2018 - All Locations Open - Normal Hours (7:00 am – 3:00 pm)

• Monday, July 2, 2018 – All Locations Open (7:00 am – 6:00 pm)

• Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – All Locations Open (7:00 am – 6:00 pm) (McGaughey Chapel Normally Closed)

• Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – All Locations Closed

• Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – All Locations Open (7:00 am – 6:00 pm) (McGaughey Chapel Normally Closed)

Facilities closed in observance of Memorial Day 2018


Landfill, Convenience Centers To Be Closed Monday, May 28 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 29, 2018 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  For more information visit www.DWSWA.org or call 706-277-2545.



Memorial Day Holiday Schedule:


Saturday, May 26, 2018 - All Locations Open - Normal Hours (7am – 3pm)


Monday, May 28, 2018 – All Locations Closed


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – All Locations Open (7am – 6pm)   (Westside Normally Closed)


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Resume Normal Operating Days and Hours (McGaughey Chapel Closed)

23rd Annual Conasauga Watershed Clean-Up April 21st at 7 Locations

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Whitfield County and Murray County residents are invited to participate in the 23rd Annual Conasauga Watershed Clean-up event on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to help keep local waterways clean at one of seven locations.

One of the largest local volunteer events in the community the annual Conasauga River Clean-up is hosted in partnership with several local non-profits, businesses, and environmental organizations during United Way’s Make a Difference Day.

Last year 290 volunteers picked up and removed more than 10,000 pounds of garbage from seven locations. “Volunteers that come out and participate are of all ages and walks of life so it is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other people while doing a service for your community.” Said Amelia Atwell, an event participant.

One of the six most biologically diverse freshwater river systems in the United States, the Conasauga River supports 24 endangered species and a dozen other imperiled species, including the Southern Pigtoe mussel and the Conasauga logperch, a fish found nowhere else in the world.

This year’s event takes place concurrently from 9:00 am to noon at seven different sites across both Whitfield and Murray counties. Be a part of the tradition by volunteering at one of the following locations:

1. Conasauga River at Carlton Petty Road bridge

2. Conasauga River at Highway 2 bridge

3. Conasauga River at Lower King’s Bridge and Norton Bridge

4. Holly Creek, Murray County, on the Chattahoochee National Forest

5. Mill Creek tributary in the City of Dalton

6. Coahulla Creek at Prater’s Mill

7. Lakeshore Park in the City of Dalton

Participants are encouraged to arrive early for on-site registration. Volunteers can expect to spend a couple of hours in the morning picking up trash and, depending on the location, removing invasive plants like Chinese privet. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes or boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. Gloves, and trash bags will be provided at each site. T-shirts with this year’s river cleanup logo will be available on a first come first serve basis.  

To learn more about the river cleanup call Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful at 706-278-5001 or visit www.KeepDaltonWhitfieldBeautiful.org to download the event flyer with directions to each site. Join and share the event on Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KeepDaltonWhitfieldBeautiful.

Gretchen Lugthart, a long-time organizer of the event stated, “I think we have made some progress regarding people’s attitudes toward trash in this region, but until everyone respects our beautiful streams and rivers enough to dispose of trash properly, then we will have work to do.”

Event sponsors and organizers include: Shaw Industries, J+J Flooring Group, The Nature Conservancy, Rivers Alive, Dalton Utilities, United Way of Northwest Georgia, Dalton State College, Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, Whitfield County Public Works, Conasauga River Alliance, Limestone Valley RC&D, US Forest Service, Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, Murray County and Whitfield County Extension, Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful, and Murray County Public Works.

Delayed Opening Due to Winter Weather

Landfill, Convenience Centers Announce Delayed Opening

Due to winter weather yesterday and over night, Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority locations will have a delayed opening this morining and will open at 9 a.m. January 17, 2018.

Locations include the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill & Convenience Center, Westside Convenience Center in Rocky Face, and the M.L. King Convenience Center in Dalton.  McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center in Cohutta closed on Wednesday.