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  1. 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule - For ACC Solid Waste Customers Only

    The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will suspend garbage, recycling and leaf & limb collections on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Read on...
  2. RESCHEDULED: The Joint Solid Waste Committee will meet on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 9:30 am.

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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. 

Tips

Curbside Collection Rules:
  • ​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. 

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