The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department provides pick-up of leaf and limbs to all residents in Athens-Clarke County. By diverting and mulching leaf and limb material, we are meeting the requirements set forth by the state in 1996, which state that no yard waste may be disposed of in landfills, thereby saving valuable space. Athens-Clarke County began this program in 1994.
Residents are required to use paper lawn refuse bags for all grass clippings, pine straw, small brush, and leaves. No plastic bags will be accepted. Paper lawn refuse bags are available in the Home and Garden section of local retail stores.
UPDATED SCHEDULE AS OF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017. Please note: Due to the amount of storm debris around ACC, the schedule may be altered to allow time to collect all material in each area. Please check the schedule frequently for updates. All Irma storm debris has been collected in all Areas. The normal 6-week rotation will begin in Area B beginning December 18, 2017. All size restrictions and time limits as outlined in ACC Code of Ordinances, Sec. 5-2-7 will resume.
For an update on the 6-week rotation schedule, please call 706-613-3501 and dial extension 451 or visit our webpage at www.athensclarkecounty.com and search “Leaf and Limb”.
DECEMBER Dec. 4 - Dec. 8: Area A (storm debris collection will continue in Area A this week) Dec. 11 - Dec. 15: Area A (storm debris collection will continue in Area A this week. Storm collection will be complete after Area A is finished.) Dec. 18 - Dec. 22: Area B Dec. 25 - Dec. 30: Area C* * Leaf and Limb collection will be suspended on Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Crews will collect material beginning Tuesday, December 26 - Saturday, December 30, 2018. JANUARY Jan. 1 - Jan. 5: Area D** Jan. 8 - Jan. 12: Area E Jan. 15 - Jan. 19: Area F*** Jan. 22 - Jan. 26: Area A Jan. 29 - Feb. 2: Area B **Leaf and Limb collection will be suspended on Monday, January 1st in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. Crews will collect material beginning Tuesday, January 2 - Saturday, January 6, 2018. ***Leaf and Limb collection will be suspended on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Crews will collect material beginning Tuesday, January 16 - Saturday, January 20, 2018.
INSTRUCTIONS TO USE THE INTERACT MAP BELOW TO LOCATE AREA Click on "View Larger Map" button in the top right hand corner or on the link below the map. Once the map is enlarged, click on the "Help Button" (looks like a magnifying glass) and then type your address into the text box. A red pinpoint will appear on the map that indicates your new Leaf and Limb Area.