1. Free Coffee or Coke! Paper Cup Recyclability Kickoff Drive Thru Event

    Join the Recycling Division tomorrow, 1/21, from 3-5 at Jittery Joe's Roaster at 425 Barber St for a free coffee or soda. Read on...
  2. For ACC Solid Waste Customers Only: 2021 Martin Luther King Day Holiday Schedule

    The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will suspend garbage, recycling and leaf & limb collections on Monday, January 18, 2021 in recognition of Martin Luther King Day holiday. Read on...
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Good Morning America honors 3 deserving sanitation workers - "Make Your Monday"

Miah Love, Takisha Mapp and Beverly Gresham from the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department in Athens, Georgia have gone above and beyond at their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. - 11/2/2020

Garbage Collection

Automated trash and recycling collection officially began, Monday, January 5th, 2015!

 Safety Tips
Garbage haulers and collectors are people too! Please help them stay safe and healthy by learning about the safe disposal of potentially hazardous materials. Additionally, always be mindful of passing garbage and recycling trucks because collectors are sometimes on foot collecting your garbage and/or recyclables. 


Curbside Collection Rules:

  • Roll-cart MUST be out prior to 7:30 AM to ensure collection.
  • Roll-cart handles must face house (away from curb).
  • Keep your roll-cart at least two (2) feet away from each other and two (2) feet from other structures such as mailboxes, power poles, parked vehicles, etc.
  • Trash must always be bagged and recyclables should always be loose in the proper roll-carts.
  • Roll-carts should be placed as close to the curb as possible without protruding into the street. 
  • Do not place roll-carts behind parked cars or other obstructions because the automated arm is not able to reach behind trees, cars, or other objects.