Landfill Division

Office Phone (706) 225-4515

Department of Public Works logo

7900 Pinegrove Way
Columbus, GA 31907

Matthew Dolan - Division Manager
Kaitlin Matteson - Assistant Division Manager

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.

The landfills 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!


Pine Grove Landfill

Pine Grove Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

7900 Pine Grove Way
Columbus, GA 31907
Phone: (706) 225-4515

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Refer to Saturday Schedule below
Sunday: CLOSED

We ask citizens arrive 30 minutes before closing for normal drop-off and, at least, an hour and a half before closing for large loads.
Saturday Schedule

Open 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • January 9, 2021
  • February 6, 2021
  • March 6, 2021
  • April 10, 2021
  • May 1, 2021
  • June 5, 2021
  • July 10, 2021
  • August 7, 2021
  • September 11, 2021
  • October 2, 2021
  • November 6, 2021
  • December 4, 2021

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!!!

Mixed loads are NOT permitted, and site separation is not allowed. Loads must be of the same type of material such as Household Garbage, Construction, and Green Waste.

Disposal Costs

Payment accepted in cash, check, credit and 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.
  • Construction Waste is billed at $42.50 PER TON (.02125¢ per pound). -roofing, plywood, treated wood, plaster, steel, concrete, plastic, rubber.
  • Items requiring Special Handling which are buried upon receipt are billed at $60.00 PER TON (.030¢ per pound). -Asbestos: businesses are required to provide a State EPD* issued manifest number. Animals, industrial sludge and ashes, tobacco, medical, wire. All material requiring special handling must arrive prior to 11:00 AM (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 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 Railroad 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.
Hazardous waste symbol We are NOT equipped to handle Bio-Med waste. Upon notification, the scale-house attendant will accept PROPERLY PACKAGED sharps from residents ONLY.

Curbside Collection

The Waste Collection Division 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, grass clippings, leaves and small shrubbery clippings. Properly contained and labeled personal sharps will be accepted if (706)225-4661 is notified. The CITY CANNOT REMOVE ITEMS of a CONSTRUCTION NATURE: wood, carpet, shingles, car parts, trees, concrete, dirt, etc.

Accepted Curbside
  • Household garbage
  • Rimless tires (5 per household)
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Properly prepared paint cans
  • Grass clippings, leaves, and small shrubbery clippings
CANNOT Accept Curbside
  • Construction items
  • Tires with rims
  • Shingles
  • Car parts
  • Trees
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Wood
  • Carpet
  • Vehicle oil in a sealed plastic jug
  • 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.


Granite Bluff Inert

Granite Bluff Inert Landfill

7589 River Road
Columbus, GA 31904
Phone: (706) 225-4525

Waste is accepted ONLY from Columbus, Georgia.
Hours of Operation

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday & Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Refer to Saturday Schedule below
Sunday: CLOSED

Saturday Schedule

Open 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • January 9, 2021
  • February 6, 2021
  • March 6, 2021
  • April 10, 2021
  • May 1, 2021
  • June 5, 2021
  • July 10, 2021
  • August 7, 2021
  • September 11, 2021
  • October 2, 2021
  • November 6, 2021
  • December 4, 2021
Effective 13 May 2019, Granite Bluff Inert Landfill NO LONGER accepts: stumps, trees, and land clearing. (These materials are now processed at Pine Grove Landfill.)

Landfill Acceptable Items

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Non-contaminated soil
  • Rocks
  • Bricks
  • Concrete without rebar
  • Cured asphalt

Disposal Costs

  • Waste is accepted ONLY from Columbus, Georgia and is billed at $34.00 PER TON (.017¢ PER POUND).
  • Payment accepted in cash, check, credit or debit card.
  • Businesses with an approved license may be billed through the CCG Revenue Division.

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.

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).

Solid Waste Management Plan (2019 through 2028)

Other Resources