Birding at the ACC Landfill

Barn Owl


Bald Eagle


Killdeer with egg


Painted Bunting

The ACC Landfill has partnered with the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society (ORAS) to offer birding opportunities at the ACC Landfill.  

Landfill Birding Policy:

  • Birders are allowed on the ACC Landfill property during operating hours only. The ACC Landfill is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • All birders MUST sign in and out at the scale house.  Please park and walk into the scale house.  Do NOT cross over the scales. Please be patient - paying customers on the scale are serviced first.
  • The birders parking area is at the ACC Landfill outdoor classroom (near the compost pad).  There is a defined space.
  • Birders are ONLY allowed on the designated birding trail.  The birding trail starts and ends at the outdoor classroom.
  • Birders MUST be 18 years old or older – no children are allowed to bird unless given special permission from ACC Landfill staff.
  • Birders are at the ACC Landfill property at their own risk.
  • The ACC Landfill staff reserve the right to ask any birder to leave the property if these rules are not followed. 
  • ORAS partners with the ACC Recycling Division twice a year for special Sunday birding opportunities during spring and fall migration.  Need a special birding opportunity at the ACC Landfill?  Contact the ACC Recycling Division at (706) 613-3512.

To see a complete list of birds observed at the ACC Landfill site, please visit
Need more birding information?  Please visit the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society website at  

Need more ACC Landfill information?  Please contact the ACC Landfill at (706) 613-3508. 

Photo Credit (top to bottom):  Barn Owl, Dr. Richard Hall; Bald Eagle, Dr. Richard Hall; Killdeer, Brent Reynolds; Painted Bunting, Dr. Richard Hall.