Located just 14 miles from downtown Atlanta, Chamblee is a vibrant city with a diverse community and international flair. It began as a small rail town, and was formally incorporated in 1908. After World War II, the General Motors plant in neighboring Doraville brought growth in the city’s blue-collar industries, bringing in new residents. By the 1980s, much of the city’s industrial base had downsized, but the city experienced a growth in its immigrant and refugee population partially due to its stock of affordable housing.Through significant downtown development and multiple annexations during the 2010s, the City has grown to more than seven square miles with 29,000 residents. Chamblee is split between two watersheds, Nancy Creek and the North Fork of Peachtree Creek, located in the Upper Chattahoochee watershed. The watershed is part of the Chattahoochee River Basin, the primary drinking water source for DeKalb County. There are a variety of greenspaces across the city, including nine parks totaling 87 acres. To learn more about all sustainability initiatives the City is undertaking visit us at: https://www.chambleega.com/497/Sustainability.
In partnership with Dekalb County Sanitation, Chamblee is offering glass recycling at the following facilities across the city.Learn More
Mayor Clarkson has signed the National Wildlife Federation's Mayor's Monarch Pledge committing Chamblee to creating and preserving habitats for the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, and educating the public about how they can help at home.Learn More
Chamblee Public Works Dept will be offering free special pickups for yard and household items less than 150 pounds the week of May 18-22. Find the lists of acceptable items and other details below. Normal service and rates resume May 25.Learn More