Chatham County Public Works

Yard Waste and Bulky Item Collection Schedules

Solid Waste 2015 Holiday Collection Schedule

New Years Day
January 1st
Wilmington Island / Whitemarsh Island January 8th Yard Waste
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19th
West Chatham / Georgetown / Southbridge January 26th Yard Waste
President's Day
February 16th
West Chatham / Georgetown / Southbridge February 23rd Yard Waste
Memorial Day
May 25th
West Chatham / Georgetown / Southbridge May 29th Yard Waste
Independence Day
July 3rd
West Chatham / Georgetown / Southbridge July 6th Yard Waste & Bulk
Labor Day
September 7th
West Chatham / Georgetown/Southbridge September 4th Yard Waste & Bulk
Veterans Day
November 11th
Isle of Hope / Sandfly / Whitefield, etc. November 18th Yard Waste
Thanksgiving Day
November 26th
Wilmington Island / Whitemarsh Island November 28th Yard Waste & Bulk
Day after Thanksgiving
November 27th
Wilmington Island / Whitemarsh Island  November 28th  Yard Waste & Bulk
Christmas Eve
December 24th
Wilmington Island / Whitemarsh Island December 26th Yard Waste & Bulk
Christmas Day
December 25th
Wilmington Island / Whitemarsh Island
December 26th Yard Waste & Bulk

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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