Residential Services
The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department currently provides garbage collection and recycling services to approximately 10,414 residential customers in the Urban Service District (USD), which encompasses the former city limits of Athens. Of those residential customers, we provide backyard service to approximately 242 customers. (Updated June 30, 2023).

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