Integrated Waste Resources

Solid Waste Collection Information

Refuse Collection Schedule

We constantly strive to improve our service, and as a result, our normal pick up time may change. We may come by your home earlier than you expect us. If we miss your waste collection because it has not been put out when we come through your area, please note the new time and place your waste at the curb earlier. In an effort to improve efficiency, we will not be able to return to collect waste that was placed on the street after we passed through the area. Your help in getting all waste collected in an efficient manner is greatly appreciated.

Household Garbage and Recycling are collected on the same day. Bulk Waste and Yard Waste are collected on the same day. See the map above for your collection day based on your location.

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Household Garbage

Household Garbage carts should be placed at curbside before 7am on collection day. All garbage should be in the black rolling cart. No trash will be collected outside of the cart. Please place carts at least 3 feet away from other objects such as your recycling cart, cars or mailboxes. If for some reason we miss your can, and it is our fault, please call 311 Citizen Services at 311 or (706) 653-4000.


Recycling collections consist of plastic, paper, cardboard, tin, and aluminum cans ONLY! Place your recyclables loose (no bagging required) in your blue cart. Be sure to place all your recyclables inside your blue 65-gallon cart with no plastic bags, keeping 3 feet between your cart and other objects, with wheels on the curb and handles to the house.

Bulk Waste

Bulk items consist of large household appliances and bulk furniture that cannot be collected by the regular garbage truck. Bulk items are collected once per week on the same day as yard waste. No construction waste will be picked up curbside. These items must be taken to Pine Grove Landfill.

Green Bulk Waste

Leaves, grass clippings, pine needles and similar yard waste debris are collected once a week. Yard waste must be placed in the green rolling cart and the cart should be placed at curbside on or before the collection day. All yard waste must be free of any type of household garbage or bags. Tree and shrub trimmings from pruning can be placed together on the curb.

Collection Fees

Residential Fee - $18 per Month

An offset of 25% per month, rounded to the nearest dime is available for low-income household collection service at the curb or on the city right-of-way. The guidelines for this adjustment will be changed annually according to the Federal Register.

Commercial Fee

  • Two 32-gallon container at curbside is $240 annually ($120 per additional container)
  • Two 32-gallon container Off the Right-of-Way is $320 annually ($180 per additional container)

What We Cannot Pickup

  • Any construction or demolition materials resulting from construction, remodeling or razing of buildings, structures or pavement. This includes bricks, stone, cement chunks, cement blocks, sand or gravel.
  • Any type of cylinders, such as propane, oxygen, chlorine, etc.
  • Any vehicle, marine, motorcycle, or lawn tractor batteries.
  • Any drum that contained fuel, oil, solvent, automotive fluids or pool chemicals.