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Pick-ups are once every six weeks and may be altered by major weather events and staffing and/or truck maintenance issues. You must have your leaf and limb debris out by 8:00 a.m. on the Monday of your pick-up week. Find your pick-up week on the leaf and limb webpage or by calling 706-613-3501, and if using a touchtone phone, press 2 to hear a recording of the schedule. A printed schedule is available at the Athens-Clarke County Water business office, Athens-Clarke County City Hall, or Athens-Clarke County Regional Library. You may also contact the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department at 706-613-3501, and a schedule can be emailed to you.
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Place leaves and limbs out no later than 8:00 a.m. on the Monday of your pick-up week. Put leaves, grass, weeds, etc., in paper lawn bags and place at the curb. Stack limbs, brush, and small branches in a pile at the curb. Per Athens-Clarke County Ordinance, residents cannot place leaf and limb debris at the curb [public right-of-way] more than 10 calendar days prior to the Monday of the pick-up week.
The material is chipped into mulch at the Athens-Clarke County Landfill. Currently, the mulch is being used as the carbon source (brown) for composting operations at the landfill. Compost can be purchased at the ACC Landfill for $20/cubic yard from Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.