Solid Waste

  1. ACC Leaf & Limb Crews will collect in Area B during the week of Monday Mar. 1st -Friday. Mar. 5th

  2. Announcing the Launch of the new Recycling Division newsletter

    The Solid Waste Department is excited to announce the launch of our new Recycling Division's newsletter, "In the Loop". Read on...
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Tire amnesty customers: Please make an appointment by clicking the CHaRM or Landfill buttons above. CHaRM customers require an appointment. No appointment required at the landfill (for tire-only loads) during amnesty week.

tired of trash 2021

Good Morning America honors 3 deserving sanitation workers - "Make Your Monday"

Miah Love, Takisha Mapp and Beverly Gresham from the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department in Athens, Georgia have gone above and beyond at their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. - 11/2/2020

Landfill Hours and Service Update

Open by Appointment Only, Mondays - Saturdays

Until further notice, ALL landfill customers must make an appointment BEFORE visiting the ACC Landfill during regular hours using the online form. Only existing landfill commercial accounts will be permitted without an appointment.

ACC Single Bag Sticker program

Landfill customers disposing of 1-6 bags of trash per trip may now 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. Appointments are still required for all landfill customers.

CHaRM Appointment Information

  • Until further notice, ALL CHaRM customers must make an appointment BEFORE visiting the ACC CHaRM.
Use this form to make an appointment below. CHaRM staff will verify the items listed on this form at your scheduled appointment time. Only what was paid for and scheduled on the form will be allowed for disposal at your appointment time.

Landfill & CHaRM by appointment only. All other recycling drop sites are still open to the public at this time (no-charge).
Residential food scraps/compost drop off is also available at no-charge at ACC Solid Waste Department, outside the CHaRM Gates, and across from the scale house at the Landfill.


The Solid Waste Department provides collection and disposal services that meet or exceed state standards and are responsive to the health and sanitary needs of our community. The department accomplishes this while maintaining a competitive cost of services for our customers and the community as a whole.


After more than 70 years on College Avenue, the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department has moved to our new facilities at 725 Hancock Industrial Way. The new facility was built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and received the first Athens-Clarke County LEED Gold building certification.


Some of the innovative features include a geothermal heat pump, rain water cistern for irrigation and toilets, extensive use of natural light, porous pavement, and the use of recycled materials throughout the facility. A new vehicle wash system minimizes water use by recirculating and treating the wash water and bio-retention ponds minimize the impacts of any stormwater runoff. The Solid Waste Department has always tried to be a leader in green initiatives in our community and believes these new facilities continue to show that leadership.

Need help educating your crews about proper glove use and sanitizing their truck? Download some guides below. Also, check out our thank you postcard to share with your "essential" staff.

  1. Proper Glove Use
  2. Sanitizing Your Truck
  3. Thank You Postcard
  4. Proper PPE
  5. When You Get Home