Yard Waste and Bulky Item Collection Schedules

2016 Holiday Collection Schedule

New Years Day
January 1st
Georgetown / Southbridge January 4th Yard Waste & Bulk
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 18th
Georgetown / Southbridge
January 25th Yard Waste
President's Day
February 15th
Georgetown / Southbridge February 22nd Yard Waste
Memorial Day
May 30th
Georgetown / Southbridge June 3rd Yard Waste & Bulk
Independence Day
July 4th
Georgetown / Southbridge July 11th Yard Waste
Labor Day
September 5th
Georgetown / Southbridge September 12th Yard Waste
Veterans Day
November 11th
Landings November 15th Yard Waste & Bulk
Thanksgiving Day
November 24th
Wilmington Island / Whitemarsh Island November 26th Yard Waste & Bulk
Day after Thanksgiving
November 25th
Wilmington Island / Whitemarsh Island  November 26th Yard Waste & Bulk
Christmas Eve
December 23rd
Wilmington Island / Whitemarsh Island December 22nd Yard Waste & Bulk
Christmas Day
December 26th
Georgetown / Southbridge
December 30th Yard Waste

Questions regarding the Chatham County holiday collection schedule, please call (912) 652-6840.

Yard Waste and Bulky Item Collection Schedules

Weekly Yard Waste Collection

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Westside and Georgetown The Landings - Skidaway Island Isle of Hope, Whitfield Avenue/Dutch and Burnside Islands Island areas - Wilmington, Talahi and Whitemarsh Islands


Monthly Bulky Item Collection (including flattened cardboard boxes)

1st Friday of the Month Westside and Georgetown
2nd Friday of the Month The Landings - Skidaway Island
3rd Friday of the Month Isle of Hope Whitfield Avenue/Dutch and Burnside Islands
4th Friday of the Month Island areas - Wilmington, Talahi and Whitemarsh Islands

Questions?  Call: 652-6840

Want to Cut Your Yard Work Time in a Third?


  • Understand your grass:
    • Grass clippings do not have to be composted to be recycled. Leaving them on the lawn, most will decompose quickly. 90% of grass is water.
    • Grasscycling does not cause thatch when done by the 1/3 Rule.

  • Use the right tools:
    • There is no need to buy a mulching lawn mower, unless you need a new lawn mower. A sharp blade on an existing mower will do the job.
    • Keep mower blades sharp. Sharp blades cut the clippings smaller. Sharp blades also made a cleaner cut, which is better for the grass.

  • Know how to mow:
    • Mow in a pattern that evenly distributes the grass clippings.
    • Mow every 5 to 7 days during the spring and summer months.
    • Mowing more often actually saves time because clippings are not being bagged.
    • Mow when the grass in dry. Dry grass scatters better than wet grass.

  • Go easy on the water:
    • Irrigate correctly to maintain a moderate growth. No more than 1 inch of water is needed twice per week, including rainfall, for healthy growth in the summer.

    • Remember the 1/3 Rule: Remove no more than 1" of grass or the top 1/4 to 1/3 of the blade each time the yard is mowed!
Chatham County Public Works
7226 Varnedoe Dr
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 652-6840
(912) 652-6845
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