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Trash Pickup & Recycling

Trash Pickup and Recycling

Trash service works a little different in Greene County.  The  Board of Commissioners contracts the county's waste services to a private vendor and bills residential properties in Greene County a flat fee for curbside waste collection.  You will not receive a bill for curbside waste collection.  Rather, it is part of your annual property tax bill.  

Guidelines for successful residential trash pick-up in Greene County.

To Start Trash Service for a New or Existing Residence

To set up weekly curbside waste collection at your residence, please fill out the service request form or call 706-453-7716.

How Do I Pay for Curbside Trash Service?

You will not receive a bill for curbside waste collection.  Rather, it is part of your annual property tax bill.  

Is there a Way to Remove this Fee? 

In May of 2011 the Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide for the Exemptions of the Curbside Service Fee on Unlivable and/or Dilapidated Dwellings voted to establish a standing Policy superseding any County provisions to the contrary that homes classified as dilapidated and/or unlivable shall be exempt from future assessment, not retroactive exemption, of the annual curbside service fee provided that such dwelling has been made safe through perimeter fencing, boarding-up of entry points, or other similar steps such that the general public is reasonably protected from danger, and that such dwelling has no power run to the structure and no plumbing fixtures within the structure.

For complete guidelines and requirements see the Curbside Fee Removal Guidelines page. 

Missed Pick-ups or Complaints

If your trash was not collected on its normal pick-up day and it wasn't on observed holiday complete the service request form or call 706-453-7716 for assistance. 

Observed Holidays with NO Trash Service
Curbside Collection Holidays
How Many Carts Can I Have At My Property?
You are billed for ONE cart on your annual property bill.  If you need additional carts, you will need to contact Advanced Disposal at (478) 453-4435 and contract with them directly for each additional cart. 
Recycle Center

The Greene County Recycle Center is located at 1211 Meadowcrest Rd outside Greensboro. It is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition, Habitat for Humanity maintains an aluminum can trailer at the following two locations as a fundraiser.

  1. Habitat for Humanity Greene County location.  1373 Willow Run Rd, Greensboro, GA 30642.
  2. Publix parking lot of Lake Oconee Village, 6350 Lake Oconee Pkwy, Greensboro, GA 30642

Liberty Fire Department also collects aluminum cans at its location at 2931 Liberty Church Rd; White Plains, Georgia 30678 as a fundraiser for the fire department.

Recycle Center Hours
 The Greene County Recycle Center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
What is Accepted at the Greene County Recycling Center

 The Recycle Center accepts the following items from Greene County residents:

  • Green goods: yard waste excepting large stumps, logs, or timbers
  • Brown goods: wood products, upholstered/fabric furniture, non-recyclable plastic, TV's, lawn furniture, carpet, wood shingles, vinyl siding, and mattresses
  • White goods: metal items such as kitchen appliances, wire, large cans/drums, air conditioners, bicycles, lawn mowers, grills, and water heaters
  • Plastic items
  • Glass
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Motor Oil
  • Vehicle Batteries
  • Excess Household Garbage

Additionally, the Recycle Center also accepts recycled electronic items from local residents and businesses. Items accepted include:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Office equipment
  • Cell phones
  • Cables
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Speakers
  • UPS systems
  • Batteries
  • Ink cartridges
  • Other e-scrap such as game consoles, DVD players, banking equipment, VCRs, speakers and media (DVDs, CDs, tapes, etc.)
  • Christmas lights
What is NOT Accepted at the Greene County Recycling Center
  • Prescription medications
  • asphalt shingles
  • liquid paints
  • fuels or flammable liquids (of any kind)
  • tires,
  • *TVs,
  • light bulbs
  • *kitchen-related electronics. However, TVs and kitchen electronics can often be deposited in the white and brown goods bins.

This list may not be completely inclusive.  Recycling Center Staff reserves the right to deem additional items not acceptable.

*TVs and kitchen electronics can often be deposited int the white and brown goods bins. 

Commercial Trash Pick-Up

To set-up trash pick-up for businesses in Greene County, contact Advanced Disposal at (478) 453-4435. 



Upcoming Events

Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

July 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
To view the meeting agenda, click here.

Airport Authority Board Meeting

July 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Meetings are open to the public.