Appointments are no longer required for trash disposal, but landfill customers disposing of 1-6 bags of trash per trip will use the ACC Landfill Punch Card (see details below):
ACC Landfill Punch Card
Landfill customers disposing of 1-6 bags of trash per trip are asked to purchase an ACC Landfill Punch Card. This process reduces transactions and waste while offering single bag customers an opportunity to dispose of their trash. The ACC Landfill Punch Cards can be purchased anytime during normal operating hours at the landfill scale house.
Please Note: The Athens-Clarke County Landfill DOES NOT accept Construction and Demolition (C&D) material. That material should be taken to the Walton County C&D Landfill. Please see the Walton County C&D Landfill link in the menu for all pertinent information. If you are not sure what qualifies as C&D material, please see Fees & Other Services or call us. We are here to help.
A state-of-the-art, lined Subtitle D landfill, the Athens-Clarke County Landfill comprises about 400 acres. The current area, Phase 5, is referred to as "Area 51."
Approximately 300 tons of material are disposed in the landfill per day (as of January 2016). In August 1992, the county entered into a landfill agreement with neighboring Oglethorpe County. This allowed for expansion into Oglethorpe County on approximately 40 acres of property owned by Athens-Clarke County.
Regulations All garbage must be covered by a tarp and secured. Transporting unsecured loads is illegal! OCGA 40-6-254 states that no person shall operate any motor vehicle with a load on or in such vehicle unless the load is adequately secured to prevent the dropping or shifting of the load onto the roadway. Any person who operates a vehicle in violation of this code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Odor Management Plan & Associated Appendices (A-H)