Chatham County does NOT collect household garbage, or recycling at curbside. That service is provided through Individual subscription service with a private waste hauler. The collection service choices available to customers vary from company to company. A comprehensive listing of waste haulers is provided in the telephone book under "Garbage Collection," in the "Yellow Pages."
Chatham County does not regulate private waste haulers, so shopping for a waste hauler is like shopping for any other service-it pays to be careful. Check with the local Better Business Bureau at (912) 354-7521 to see if complaints have been logged against a hauler.
The Sanitation Code requires homeowners to remove all trash receptacles used for the collection of their household garbage from the side of the road, public right-of-way, and in front of the dwelling unit, structure, or residence no later than 24 hours after collection of garbage or refuse. Failure to do so may result in a legal enforcement action by the County.
Chatham County provides residents in the unincorporated area a weekly curbside yard waste collection.
Containerized or stacked yard waste is placed at curbside no earlier than 24 hours ahead and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection.
To properly use the County’s yard waste and bulky item ollection services, please:
Unsolidified paint, tires, automobile batteries, construction and demolition debris, land clearing debris are examples of some of the materials which are NOT collected by Chatham County.