Fees & Other Services

Garbage Fees

  • Commercial: $43 per ton (one ton = 2,000 pounds) with a $10 minimum
  • Residential: $43 per ton
    • $1.50 per bag for up to six bags
    • Over six bags will be charged at a rate of $43 per ton rate starting with a $10 minimum
  • The Athens-Clarke County Landfill accepts Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) from Athens-Clarke County & Oglethorpe County ONLY. What is Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)? We define MSW as kitchen waste, furniture, etc. Basically, most things from within a home that are not Construction and Demolition (C&D) Material.
  • Construction and Demolition Debris/Material is not MSW. What is C&D Material? We define C&D Materiel as: lumber (decking, fencing, plywood), sheetrock, tile, carpet and padding, etc. These materials are accepted at the Oglethorpe County C&D Landfill. Please see their link for hours, tipping fee, etc.
  • Leaf & Limb Fees - Commercial: $25.50 per ton with a $5 minimum
  • Leaf & Limb Fees - Residential: $25.50 per ton with a $5 minimum
Other Disposal or Recycling Services:

  • Car batteries: $1 per battery
  • Mattresses & Box springs: $10 per item
  • Paint: $2.00 per can or $10.00 per 5 gallon bucket
  • Propane tanks: $5 per tank
  • Tires: $3 per standard passenger / light truck tire, $10 per commercial truck tire
    • Tires cannot be on the rim. If a tire is on the rim the fee is $10.00 per tire. 
UPDATE: As of July 1, 2020, the landfill will only accept Checks, Credit Cards & Debit Cards until further notice. 

Certain items are banned from landfills. Contact the Athens-Clarke County Landfill for a complete list of all prohibited items at (706) 613-3508. Please note: The landfill manager conducts random inspections of all loads entering the landfill and is authorized to inspect any suspicious loads.