Waste Disposal Division
     (706) 225-4515

7900 Pinegrove Way
Columbus, GA 31907            Googlemaps »»

Matthew Dolan - Division Manager
Kaitlin Matteson - Assistant Division Manager

Pine Grove: (706) 225-4515
Fax: 706-225-4519

    Municipal Solid Waste disposal facility 7900 Pine Grove Way

Granite Bluff: (706) 225-4525
Fax: 706-225-4552

    Inert Waste disposal facility 7589 River Road

Both landfill sites employ inmate labor. It is a violation of Georgia code 77-327 to deal, give or trade items with inmates. THIS IS CONSIDERED A FELONY!

Our mission is to provide a waste disposal facility for the citizens of Columbus, Georgia which serves to protect the environment and human health, while disposing of municipal solid waste, construction waste, inert waste and recycling of metal, tires, and other pre-identified reusable materials.

Waste is accepted ONLY from Columbus, Georgia.


scroll image

Solid Waste Management Plan

The Solid Waste Management Plan for the Columbus Consolidated Government covers the years 2019 through 2028. This plan has been developed to establish a roadmap to achieve the goals of reducing and managing solid waste within Muscogee County (except within the Fort Benning Military Reservation).

Read the Solid Waste Management Plan (2019 through 2028) - DRAFT

Forms

Submission Instructions

  1. A form can be filled out online or downloaded and completed later.
  2. Print the form and sign.
  3. Scan the form into a digital format (preferably PDF).
  4. Attach the PDF file to an email.
  5. Send the email to WasteDisposalDivision@columbusga.org.
Pine Grove Landfill title graphic
Pine Grove Municipal Solid Waste Landfill   (706) 225-4515

7900 Pine Grove Way
Columbus, GA 31907
FAX: (706) 225-4519        Googlemaps »»

Please call for any questions or concerns.

Hours of Operation

 Sunday: CLOSED
 Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 5:30PM
* We ask that citizens arrive by 5:00PM for normal drop-off and that "large" loads arrive prior to 4:00PM *
 Saturday: CLOSED Except for:

    Open Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM only on these dates:
  • January 4, 2020
  • February 1
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 11
  • August 1
  • September 12
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

 

Effective 13 May 2019, Pine Grove Landfill accepts organic waste such as: limbs, stumps, trees, shrubs and land clearing debris. (All leave and grass clippings will continue to be disposed at Granite Bluff Landfill)

ATTENTION!!!
PINE GROVE WILL NOT ACCEPT ORGANIC WASTE THAT INCLUDES OTHER WASTES (CONSTRUCTION, GARBAGE, ETC.). SITE SEPERATION IS NOT PERMITTED. VEHICLES WITH MIXED LOADS WILL BE REFUSED.


Disposal Costs

Payment accepted in cash, check, M/C, Discover, or VISA debit card. Businesses with an approved license may be billed through the CCG Revenue Division.
  • Household Garbage (putrescible waste) is billed at $42.50 PER TON (.02125 per pound). -garbage, food, street refuse, insulation, paper, cloth, furniture, glass, plastic, misc. items.
  • CONSTRUCTION waste is billed at $42.50 PER TON (.02125 per pound). -roofing, plywood, treated wood, plaster, steel, concrete, plastic, rubber, misc. items.
  • Items requiring SPECIAL HANDLING which are buried upon receipt are billed at $60.00 PER TON (.0300 per pound). -Asbestos: businesses are required to provide a State EPD* issued manifest number. Animals, industrial sludge and ashes, tobacco, medical, wire, carpet, misc. items. All material requiring special handling must arrive prior to 11:00AM (with appropriate documentation) and with at least 24 hours advance notice.
  • METAL is billed at $30.50 PER TON (.01525 per pound).
  • TIRES are billed at $2.00 PER TIRE. Tire disposal is for residents of Columbus, Georgia (ONLY) with a limit of 5 tires. NO TIRES will be collected that have rims.
  • Organic waste is billed at $34.00 PER TON (.017 per pound). -limbs, stumps, trees, shrub, and land clearing debris. We cannot accept "Green" waste that is mixed with other waste. This site operates a mulching machine suitable for grinding most organic waste as part of Columbus' Recycling and Compost Program
  • Certain sizes and quantities of CONCRETE, DIRT, and ROCK are accepted, usually at the CONSTRUCTION rate of $42.50 PER TON (.02125 per pound). We DO NOT accept Rail Road Ties. The only known source for disposal is *Taylor County Landfill located in Butler/Mauk, GA (478) 862-2504. (*Citizens should call for fees and times.)
  • PROHIBITED ITEMS: LIQUIDS (OF ANY KIND), *PAINT, AND BATTERIES. However, a citizen may deposit EMPTY paint cans or paint that has been completely dried (proper procedure: fill with dirt, sand, absorbent material and expose to air until solidified.) Bring to the attention of the scale-house attendant any questionable items such as: fire extinguishers, propane tanks, gas cans, etc. for proper disposal instructions.

Bio Hazardous We are NOT equipped to handle Bio-Med waste. Upon notification, the scale-house attendant will accept PROPERLY PACKAGED sharps from residents ONLY.

- The Waste Collection Division also picks up MOST of the items accepted at Pine Grove MSW Landfill at curbside. Items such as household garbage, rimless tires (5 per household), furniture and appliances, *properly prepared paint cans (refer to PROHIBITED ITEMS section above), grass clippings, leaves and small shrubbery clippings and carpet. Properly contained and labeled personal sharps will be accepted if the Officer (driver) is notified. The CITY CANNOT REMOVE ITEMS of a CONSTRUCTION NATURE: wood, shingles, car parts, trees, concrete, dirt, etc. All VEHICLE OIL (personal use only) must be placed at curbside in a sealed plastic jug.

Accepts curbside
household garbage
rimless tires (5 per household)
furniture
appliances
* properly prepared paint cans (refer to PROHIBITED ITEMS section above)
grass clippings, leaves, and small shrubbery clippings
carpet
vehicle oil in a sealed plastic jug
CANNOT Accept curbside
construction items
Tires with RIMS
shingles
car parts
trees
concrete
dirt
wood
Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) are not accepted and have never been accepted in Columbus Landfills.

Citizens are allowed to load mulch themselves for their private residency and haul it off site for no charge. We ask that you bring your water bill to prove residency and we reserve the right to refuse this service to anyone who we believe is abusing it.

scroll image
Granite Bluff title graphic
Granite Bluff Inert Landfill   (706) 225-4525

7589 River Road
Columbus, GA 31904
FAX: (706) 225-4552        Googlemaps »»

Janet Anthony, Manager

Please call for any questions or concerns.

Waste is accepted ONLY from Columbus, Georgia.

Hours of Operation
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED Except for:
    Open Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM only on these dates:
  • January 4, 2020
  • February 1
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 11
  • August 1
  • September 12
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

Effective 13 May 2019, Granite Bluff Inert Landfill NO LONGER accepts: limbs, stumps, trees, shrubs, and land clearing. (These materials are now processed at Pine Grove Landfill.)

Granite Bluff Inert Landfill only accepts
grass clippings
leaves
dirt
rocks
bricks
concrete without rebar
cured asphalt


Disposal Costs

- Waste is accepted ONLY from Columbus, Georgia and is billed at $34.00 PER TON (.0170ยข PER POUND).
- Payment accepted in cash, check, Master Card or VISA debit card.
- Businesses with an approved license may be billed through the CCG Revenue Division.

scroll image

 
Columbus Water Works:
    Used grease and cooking oils drop off sites:
CWW grease drop off site map

»» Link to Environmental Protection Division (Georgia)