Our business model is built on investing in your safety, service, and community. We believe in keeping every aspect of our business local, working with community partners to offer affordable service options, and passing on savings to our clients.


What Sets Red Oak Apart From Other Trash Haulers

Red Oak’s mission is to provide the very best service for our clients, putting their safety, service, and community first. We are both humble and grateful for the opportunity to serve you and our community.

Red Oak Sanitation came from the modest beginnings of a small, one-truck operation in 2001 providing service to 120 customers in Hall County, Georgia. Long hours and hard work for owner Lynn Luce and her only truck driver was well worth the effort, as the business grew, and word of mouth spread around Hall County about the home-grown garbage company that was providing superior service alongside the large waste removal corporations.

In 2002, Red Oak Sanitation bought Environmental Waste, and business began to take off. Suddenly, Red Oak Sanitation’s fleet expanded from one to four, and the company’s customer base grew to 5,000. Red Oak began marketing to Gwinnett County, and soon, residents near Buford, Suwanee, and Duluth were able to sign on for Red Oak’s brand of solid customer service at a price that could compete with larger corporations.

In 2003, Red Oak Sanitation grew once more by gaining the knowledge and experience of two men considered to be veterans in the waste removal industry. Marlon “Stub” Luce and Anthony Grutadaurio joined the Red Oak Sanitation team. They both had over 20 years of experience in the waste industry and are former owners of All-Cycle Sanitation, a north Fulton based company. Stub and Anthony owned and operated All-Cycle throughout the majority of the 1990’s. The lessons they learned and the skills they obtained during that venture have proven to be extremely valuable assets to Red Oak Sanitation.

In 2007, Red Oak expanded its territory to include Forsyth and Fulton Counties. Since that time, the company has grown to provide service to over 150,000 customers in North Georgia. Red Oak has done so by entering contracts with Gwinnett County, the City of Cumming, and the City of Dawsonville.

Red Oak Sanitation has developed one of the best customer service departments in the business – a customer service department that values always having a person to answer the phone during business hours above all else. From the very beginning, and still today, Red Oak Sanitation operates under the principles of superior service and competitive pricing.

Awards & Recognition


Red Oak is committed to ensuring that a friendly customer service representative is always available to provide assistance.


Every day, our devoted drivers work tirelessly to provide dependable service to our customers.


We take pride in our community involvement. From providing dependable service to supporting local events, Red Oak is here for you.
How customers rate their experience with us


From over 900 reviews, here are some favorites.

Bill Perdue
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Well, today, Marquis was gathering the garbage and allowed Mr Connor to ride in the neighborhood with him as he finished his route here. That was the most awesome Christmas gift he could’ve received. You have an excellent employee in Mr Marquis! God bless him and your company for hiring such a wonderful young man!
Sara Fonnett
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Great recycling program! Very transparent. Other trash companies cut back or stopped their recycling all together due to staffing shortages. Red oak pressed on and did wonderful with trash and recycling! The trash man always gives my son a friendly beep too 🙂
Kenneth Hopkins
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Spoke with a young lady regarding a bulk item pick-up, she was courteous, professional and patient, emailed me all necessary instructions for item removal.
Nate Claggett
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Much cheaper than other options and easy to set up. Only have used their services for a couple weeks, but everything is as expected!
Doug George
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We have used Red Oak since 2009 and have been very pleased with the service. They have never missed a pickup without first providing advance notice (usually weather-related), and they have a very robust recycling program. We have recently disposed of some large items that they hauled away with no issue, after having provided them with prior notice. We have lived at this address since 2001, and they have been the best trash hauler we have used.
Daniel Stamps
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They run like clockwork - I've never been missed, and the pickup day/time is always the same. If there's a holiday or something that prevents them from running on the pickup day, they'll text/email you when the next one will be ahead of time (and it's always the next day). Super convenient. Never had a problem.
Jim W.
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Red Oak is reliable, professional, and courteous. They are great at sending out reminders regarding changes in their schedule due to holidays, and I have been completely happy with my switch to their service from a large, national service that repeatedly skipped pick-ups for my home.
Ashley Wood
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We have been a customer for four years and so far we are very very pleased with our service. Red Oak is always great in leaving voicemails and or emails about holiday scheduling, when it affects our Tuesday morning pickups. Again very professional and, we have never had a problem and will continue to support Red Oak. Thank you again.