Leaf & Limb

Leaf & Limb Services
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 Target, Wal-Mart, and other local retail stores.

Currently, the leaf and limb collection schedule operates on a nine-week rotation as approved by the Mayor and Commission. 


Nov 3 - Nov 7 - Zone 1
Neighborhoods include, but are not limited to - Shadow Moss, Cedar Creek, Spring Lake, Green Acres, Crestwood, Ashton Place, University Heights, and Clarkdale

Nov 10 - Nov 14 - Zone 2
Neighborhoods include, but are not limited to - Bar H Estates, Idylwood, Hunter's Ridge, Epps Bridge Crossing, St. Ives, Berkley Hills, Timothy Estates, Skyline Park, Renfrew Estates, Waverly Woods, Ansley Park, Villas at Snapfinger, Rock and Shoals, Old Lexington Garden, Old Lexington Trace, Timber Creek, Brookstone, Georigan Hills, McNutts Creek, Fox Trace, Brittan Estates, Shoal Creek Farms, Wyndfield, River Oaks, and Plantation Estates 

Nov 17 - Nov 21 - Zone 3 
Neighborhoods include, but are not limited to - Weatherly Woods, West Winter, Winter Hills, Oakmont, East Meadow, and all households within Winterville City limits 

Nov 24 - Nov 28 - Leaf and Limb service is suspended for the week


Dec 1 - Dec 5 - Zone 4
Neighborhoods include, but not limited to:  Glen Oaks, Holly Hills, Kingswood, Wood Lake, Wickersham Plantation, Stonehenge, Deerfield, Holiday Estates, High Ridge, Woodhaven, Westwood Hills, and Huntington Park

Dec 8 - Dec 12 - Zone 5
Neighborhoods include, but not limited to: Chadd's Walk, Quailwood, Rosewood, Rivercliff Estates, Tallassee Oaks, Sedgefield, Hodgson Place, Jefferson Valley, Saxon Woods, Oconee Heights, Camelot, Cardinal Creek, Westgate, and Brittany Place

Dec 15 - Dec 19 - Zone 6 
Neighborhoods include, but not limited to:  Brittany's Garden, Cherokee Forest, Country Corners, Fox Hall Farms, Hidden Lake

Dec 22 - Dec 26 - 5 Points area
Springdale, Milledge Circle, Bedgood, Bloomfield, Dearing, Milledge Terrace, University Drive, South Milledge neighborhoods and surrounding areas  

Dec 29 - Jan 2 - Zone 6
Newtown, Boulevard, Hospital, Brooklyn, East Athens, Hancock, Rocksprings neighborhoods and surrounding areas

or further information regarding zones, please click on the district maps below or call 706-613-3501.

Need more information?  Please download this basic leaf and limb guide for all current leaf and limb information. 

Basic leaf and limb information.

Service Districts