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.
Questions or additional information regarding the County Drop-off Centers, scheduling, or Recycling:
Please call The Chatham County Solid Waste Department- (912)- 652-6840 from 8:00am to 5:00pm