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. 


o    Leaf and limb material should be curbside by 8:00 A.M. on the Monday morning of your collection week. 

o    Leaf and limb material must be placed in front of your residence.

o    Please do not mix your material with your neighbor's debris. This could result in an excessive pile that will not be collected.

o    Material placed on a vacant lot or island will not be collected

Leaf and Limb Collection Guidelines per ACC Code of Ordinance Sec. 5-2-7:

  • Leaf and Limb material should be curbside by 8 am on the Monday morning of your collection week.
  • Material may be placed curbside no more than ten (10) calendar days before the Monday of your collection week.
  • Leaf and Limb collection is for residential customers only.  Residents are allowed one "load" per 6-week rotation.  A load is defined as 25 Paper lawn refuse bags OR a pile of limbs that measures 6 ft. long by 6 ft. high by 4.5 ft. deep OR a combination of both.  Limbs & branches can be no more than 4 inches in diameter.
  • Debris will be collected that is placed within 15 ft. of the curb in front of an occupied residence. Leaf and limb material will not be collected on empty lots.
  • 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.

REVISED SCHEDULE AS OF Friday, May 10, 2019.

For an update on the 6-week rotation schedule, call 706-613-3501 and dial extension 451 or see below.


  • Apr. 29- May. 8: Area B
  • May. 6- May. 10: Area C
  • May. 13- May. 17: Area C -  continued 
  • May. 20- May.24: Area D
  • May. 27- May 31: Area E


  • Jun. 3- Jun. 7: Area F
  • Jun. 10- Jun. 14: Area A
  • Jun. 17- Jun. 21: Area B
  • Jun. 24- Jun.28: Area C

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