Landfill Hours and Service Update
Open by Appointment Only, Monday - Saturday through the end of May 2021. Beginning in June 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. The Single Bag Sticker Program will continue after appointment requirements are lifted.
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.
COMPOST IS BACK!
No Appointment Necessary for Compost-Only Sales.
Available Mondays - Saturdays
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
A state-of-the-art, lined Subtitle D landfill, the Athens-Clarke County Landfill comprises about 400 acres. The current area (know as Area 7) has approximately 6 months left of remaining capacity. Phase 5 is currently under construction.
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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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)
- Odor Management Plan
- Appendix A: Bio-Solids Composting Fact Sheet
- Appendix B: Map of Odor Sources Adjacent to the ACCUG Landfill
- Appendix C: Map of Nasal Ranger Monitoring Sites
- Appendix D: Nasal Ranger Odor Descriptors
- Appendix E: Sample Odor and Weather Station Monitoring Log
- Appendix F: Odor Complaint Response System
- Appendix G: Sample Odor Complaint Log
- Appendix H: Daily Cover Specifications