Solid Waste

  1. ACC Leaf&Limb crews will finish collection in Area D before collecting in Area E the week of July 26

  2. CHaRM Saturdays returning

    Beginning June 12th, the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, CHaRM, will add Saturday hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Read on...
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CHaRM Residential customers no longer need an appointment. 
CHaRM hours of operation are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 AM – 7 PM and Saturday from 8 AM - 12 PM.

Commercial customers, please call or e-mail ahead, so that large loads can be handled appropriately. 
706-613-3501 or

Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department

Vision Statement: 

To be a leader in sustainable material management by creating a culture of zero waste. 

Mission Statement: 

To efficiently deliver integrated material management through comprehensive and innovative collection, disposal, waste reduction and education services. 

Core Values: 

Integrity, Accountability, Efficiency, Innovation, Teamwork and Stewardship

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

Landfill Hours and Service Update

ACC Single Bag Sticker program

Landfill customers disposing of 1-6 bags of trash per trip may now purchase orange ACC Single Bag Stickers. This process reduces staff/customer interactions and transactions while offering single bag customers an opportunity to dispose of their trash. 


The Solid Waste Department provides collection and disposal services that meet or exceed state standards and are responsive to the health and sanitary needs of our community. The department accomplishes this while maintaining a competitive cost of services for our customers and the community as a whole.


After more than 70 years on College Avenue, the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department has moved to our new facilities at 725 Hancock Industrial Way. The new facility was built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and received the first Athens-Clarke County LEED Gold building certification.


Some of the innovative features include a geothermal heat pump, rain water cistern for irrigation and toilets, extensive use of natural light, porous pavement, and the use of recycled materials throughout the facility. A new vehicle wash system minimizes water use by recirculating and treating the wash water and bio-retention ponds minimize the impacts of any stormwater runoff. The Solid Waste Department has always tried to be a leader in green initiatives in our community and believes these new facilities continue to show that leadership.

Need help educating your crews about proper glove use and sanitizing their truck? Download some guides below. Also, check out our thank you postcard to share with your "essential" staff.

  1. Proper Glove Use
  2. Sanitizing Your Truck
  3. Thank You Postcard
  4. Proper PPE
  5. When You Get Home