New Scheduled Bulk Pick-Up

For the past several years, bulk trash pickup happened over the third week of every month. Come April, this policy will change. From the City of Atlanta:

Beginning April 1, City of Atlanta Solid Waste will provide residents with 12 scheduled bulk pick-ups per year.

  • Bulk items shall not be placed at the curbside before 7pm on the day preceding the scheduled pick-up day. If bulky items are placed curbside prior, then residents will receive a citation.
  • If residents place bulk curbside without scheduling, they will receive written from April 2019 through June 2019. Effective July 1, 2019, residents will be charged $325 for failing to schedule bulk. This includes over 20 bags of yard trimmings
  • Bulk pick-up must be scheduled in advance via 311. If bulk is not scheduled and/or exceeds 12 times, there will be a $325 fee.

“Westside Warmup” - January 25 celebration

Community and business leaders are coming together to showcase southwest Atlanta’s unique neighborhoods, rich culture, and robust businesses in a full evening of activities leading up to Super Bowl LIII. Westside Warmup events will take place in three locations near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail: West End MARTA Station Soccer fields, Lee+White, and 640 West Cafe. Supported by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the City of Atlanta Planning Department, and Invest Atlanta, Westside Warmup is happening on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 4 – 10 p.m.

For more information, go to

MARTA Hearings: Proposed Route Changes

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will hold public hearings for the purpose of considering the Proposed Bus Service Modifications for April 13, 2019 for the following bus routes:
  • Route 49: McDonough Boulevard;
  • Route 50: Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway;
  • Route 850: Carroll Heights/Fairburn Heights;
  • Route 853: Collier Heights

Tuesday, Jan. 22  
Clayton County Commission Chambers
112 Smith Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Community Exchange: 6 pm
Riding MARTA: Bus Route 193

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Decatur Library Auditorium
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Community Exchange: 6 pm
Riding MARTA: Blue Line to Decatur Station; exit onto Church Street and continue one block east

Thursday, Jan. 24
Fulton County Assembly Hall
141 Pryor St., SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Community Exchange: 6 pm
Riding MARTA: Bus Routes 21, 42 and 55

All route information, videos and comment forms are available at

Copies of the proposed Bus Service Modifications will also be available for public viewing at MARTA’s Headquarters Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30324 during regular business hours, Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5 pm.

For formats (FREE of charge) in accordance with the ADA and Limited English Proficiency regulations contact, (404) 848-4037. For those patrons requiring further accommodations, information can be obtained by calling the Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 404 848-5665.

In addition, a sign language interpreter will be available at all hearings. If you cannot attend the hearings and want to provide comments you may: (1) leave a message at (404) 848-5299; (2) write to MARTA’s Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324-3330; (3) complete an online Comment Card at; (4) or fax your comments no later than January 29, 2019 to (404) 848-4179.

All citizens of the City of Atlanta and the counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton and Gwinnett whose interests are affected by the subjects to be considered at these hearings are hereby notified and invited to appear at said times and places and present such evidence, comment or objection as their interests require.

Jeffrey A. Parker, General Manager/CEO

Reminder: NotifyATL

From the Department of Public Works:

As you all may be aware, we have been experiencing weather advisory over the holidays in the City of Atlanta as well as north Georgia. When events like this occur, we urge our citizens to enroll in our mass notification system NotifyATL.

NotifyATL is the City’s emergency alert notification program which helps keep residents and visitors in Atlanta safe and informed in the event of an emergency. The system enables the City to provide everyone with real-time alerts on severe winter weather, potential safety hazards, road closures, and community events.

When signing up, residents and visitors can choose to receive alerts to their home, mobile or business phones. They can also receive notifications via e-mails or text messages.

To sign up, please go to and stay updated in the event of an emergency.

NPU-S January Meeting (with raffle!) THIS Thursday, Jan 17

This Thursday, the 17th, is the regularly scheduled Neighborhood Planning Unit S meeting.  Come find out what's happening, and maybe win two tickets to the February 7 Hawks-Raptors game!

This month's meeting will have two voting items, a liquor license transfer and a zoning ordinance on adult day care facilities.  Beyond that, we have our normal lineup of city services and elected officials, keeping you informed and engaged with the City and County.

Agenda is at .

No Solid Waste Pickup Jan 21

In observation of the MLK holiday on the 21st, there will be no solid waste service on January 21st, and collection will be delayed one day for the rest of the week.

Renew/TSPLOST "Reprioritization" - Jan 23, CT Martin Rec Center

You may have heard that the $630M in revenue raised by the Renew Atlanta bond and TSPLOST has turned out not to be enough for all the projects it was supposed to fund. As a result, some items will be delayed, modified, or cut, and our elected officials are going around the city to discuss how to reallocate the money.

The first round Southwest quadrant meeting will be held at CT Martin Recreation center (3201 M.L.K. Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331), Wednesday, January 23, 6:30pm to 8pm.  If you want to weigh in on which projects are important to you, please go and give your City officials an earful.