Solid Waste

Community Input Meetings for ACC and Private Haulers

Solid Waste is hosting a series of community input meetings designed to receive feedback on current and future collection services and/or programs. The meetings are organized for staff to gain a better understanding of our citizen expectations, needs and priorities as they pertain to both public and private hauler Solid Waste collection and management in Athens-Clarke County.Your feedback is important to us.

Please join us at the following times and locations:

Thursday, August 15th @ 5:30 p.m.
Auditorium at the Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street, Athens

Monday, August 19th @ 5:30 p.m.
Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department
725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens

Tuesday, August 27th @ 5:30 p.m.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens
780 Timothy Road, Athens (Fellowship Hall)

Additionally, we are asking that residents complete the Collection Survey at by September 6th. Need more information? Contact the ACC Solid Waste Department at 706- 613-3501 or


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.

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