Landfill

Landfill Hours and Service Update

Beginning June 1, 2021, appointments will no longer be required, but landfill customers disposing of 1-6 bags of trash per trip will continue using the single-bag sticker program (see details below).  

ACC Single Bag Sticker program

Landfill customers disposing of 1-6 bags of trash per trip are asked to purchase orange ACC Single Bag Stickers. This process reduces staff/customer interactions and transactions while offering single bag customers an opportunity to dispose of their trash.

Landfill Single Bag Stickers

Please Note: The Athens-Clarke County Landfill DOES NOT accept Construction and Demolition (C&D) material. That material should be taken to the Oglethorpe County C&D Landfill, which is 9.2 miles past our facility. Please see the Oglethorpe County C&D Landfill link in the menu for all pertinent information. If you are not sure what qualifies as C&D material, please call us. We are here to help.

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Available Mondays - Saturdays
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Background
A state-of-the-art, lined Subtitle D landfill, the Athens-Clarke County Landfill comprises about 400 acres. The current area, Phase 5, is referred to as "Area 51."

Approximately 300 tons of material are disposed in the landfill per day (as of January 2016). In August 1992, the county entered into a landfill agreement with neighboring Oglethorpe County. This allowed for expansion into Oglethorpe County on approximately 40 acres of property owned by Athens-Clarke County. This agreement also required that all construction and demolition waste be diverted to the Oglethorpe County C & D landfill (located on Highway 78).

Contract For Use of the Athens-Clarke County Landfill, August 1992

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Regulations
All garbage must be covered by a tarp and secured. Transporting unsecured loads is illegal! OCGA 40-6-254 states that no person shall operate any motor vehicle with a load on or in such vehicle unless the load is adequately secured to prevent the dropping or shifting of the load onto the roadway. Any person who operates a vehicle in violation of this code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Odor Management Plan & Associated Appendices (A-H)
Additional Landfill Information