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, NOVEMBER 17, 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. After storms from Hurricane Irma hit the area, The Athens-Clarke County leaf and limb collection resumed the normal six-week rotation schedule on September 18, 2017 after assisting with storm clean up in public spaces. Due to the storm damage created by Hurricane Irma, the restrictions on individual pile limits and the length of time the pile is placed at the curb for collection have been suspended during the storm debris rotation. This rotation will be complete after collection in Area A during the week of Nov. 20 - Nov. 25 and all restrictions will resume as stated by the Athens-Clarke County Ordinance Sec. 5-2-7 - Leaf and Limb service - General Service District.
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”.
NOVEMBER Nov. 6 - 10: Area E (collection will continue in Area E this week) Nov. 13 - 17: Area F Nov. 20 - 25: Area F* (storm debris collection will continue in Area F this week ) Nov. 27 - Dec. 1: Area A * Leaf and Limb collection will be suspended on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Collection will resume on Friday, November 24th and continue on Saturday, November 25th.
DECEMBER Dec. 4 - Dec. 8: Area B Dec. 11 - Dec. 15: Area C Dec. 18 - Dec. 22: Area D Dec. 25 - Dec. 29: Area E** ** Leaf and Limb collection will be suspended on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Crews will collect material beginning Wednesday, December 27th - Saturday, December 30th.
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.