Residential Services
The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department currently provides garbage collection and recycling services to approximately 9,653 residential customers in the Urban Service District (USD), which encompasses the former city limits of Athens. There are approximately 267 backyard customers (numbers updated February 2017). 

Missed Service
Report missed garbage and/or recycling within 24 hours of the normally scheduled pick-up. Contact the Solid Waste Department at 706-613-3501, Press 5 or email


Hello Valued Customers, 

The Solid Waste Department is busy welcoming and setting up accounts for all the new customers moving into Athens! We value you and wanted to let you know there might be a small delay in responding or getting you your roll carts. If you need immediate assistance, please email

Thank you so much for your understanding. 
Sincerely, Your Solid Waste Family.
  • Is my address located within the Urban Service District? 

  • When is my trash pick-up day?

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