Leaf & Limb

eaf & 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.

Schedule (updated 04.16.15)
UPDATE:  The leaf and limb crews are expected to complete collection in Zone 5 by close of business on Monday, April 20th and will begin service in Zone 6, the last zone to be serviced as part of the special storm continuous-rotation cycle.  

Zone 6 includes Brittany's Garden, Cherokee Forest, County Corners, Fox Hall Farms, and Hidden Lake neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

Beginning Monday, April 27th, the Leaf and Limb collection will return to a normal schedule.

April & May Collection
April 27 - May 1:   5 Points area
Springdale, Milledge Circle, Bedgood, Bloomfield, Dearing, Milledge Terrace, University Drive, and the South Milledge area
May 4 - May 8:     Newtown, Boulevard, East Athens, Hospital, Brooklyn, Rocksprings, and Hancock neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

May 11 - May 15:    Beechwood, Briarcliff, Homewood Hills, Whitehead Road, Country Club Estates, Knottingham, Forest Heights Drive neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

May 18 - May 22:    Zone 1
Ashton Place, Cedar Creek, Clarkdale, Crestwood, Green Acres, McDuffie Drive, Shadow Moss, Spring Lake, University Heights, Victory Estates, Wakefield neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

May 25 - May 29:    Zone 2
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 & Shoals, Old Lexington Gardens, Old Lexington Trace, Brookstone, Georgian Hills, McNutts Creek, Fox Trace, Brittain Estates, Shoal Creek Farms, Wyndfield, River Oaks, and Plantation Estates neighborhoods and surrounding areas.