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 local retail stores. 

Updated Leaf & Limb Areas, Effective Dec. 7, 2015:

NOTE:  To use the map below to find your new Leaf and Limb 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.

Current Schedule for Existing Leaf & Limb Zones (through Dec. 6, 2015):


Nov. 2 - Nov. 6:   Zone 6
North Place, Cherokee Forest, Timberwood, and Hidden Lake neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

Nov. 9 - Nov. 13:   5 Points area
Including Springdale, Milledge Circle, Bedgood, Bloomfield, Dearing, Milledge Terrace, and the University Drive

Nov. 16 - Nov. 20:
Newtown, Boulevard, Hospital, Brooklyn, East Athens, Hancock, Rocksprings neighborhoods and surrounding areas

Leaf and Limb collection will be suspended for the week of
Nov. 23 - Nov. 27 due to the Thanksgiving holidays.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 4:
Beechwood, Briarcliff, Moss Side Drive, Homewood Hills, Whitehead Road, Country Club Estates, Knottingham, and the Forest Heights Drive neighborhoods and surrounding areas
Please note:  the leaf and limb collection schedule will transition from a 9-week rotation to a 6-week rotation beginning Monday, Dec. 7th.  Athens-Clarke County has been divided into six (6) different "areas."  Former zones will no longer be valid after Dec. 6th.  Please refer to the map above to identify your area.

Dec. 7 - Dec. 11:    AREA "A"

Dec. 14 - Dec. 19:  AREA "B"

Dec. 21 - Dec. 26*: AREA "C"

Dec. 28 - Jan. 2*:    AREA "D"

(* - leaf and limb debris will be collected on Saturday Dec. 26th and Saturday, Jan. 2nd due to the SW holiday collection schedule.)

Jan. 4 - Jan. 8:    AREA "E"

Jan. 11 - Jan. 15: AREA "F"

Jan. 19** - Jan. 22: AREA "A"
(**-leaf and limb collection will be suspended on Monday, Jan. 18th due to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday)

Jan. 25 - Jan. 29:    AREA "B"