Garbage / Yard Waste / Recycling


In Winterville, residents are required to procure their own household garbage removal service.  Some of those companies will also accept your recyclables.

Yard Waste

Yard waste is handled by the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department.

Pick-ups are once every six weeks and may be altered by major weather events and staffing and/or truck maintenance issues. You must have your leaf and limb debris out by 8:00 a.m. on the Monday of your pick-up week. Find your pick-up week on the leaf and limb web page or by calling 706-613-3501, and if using a touch-tone phone, press 451 to hear a recording of the schedule. A printed schedule is available at the Athens-Clarke County Water business office, Athens-Clarke County City Hall, or Athens-Clarke County Regional Library. You may also contact the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department at 706-613-3501, and a schedule can be mailed or emailed to you.

Place leaves and limbs out no later than 8:00 a.m. on the Monday of your pick-up week. Put leaves, grass, weeds, etc., in paper lawn bags and place at the curb. Stack limbs, brush, and small branches in a pile at the curb. Per Athens-Clarke County Ordinance, residents cannot place leaf and limb debris at the curb [public right-of-way] more than 10 calendar days prior to the Monday of the pick-up week.


The City of Winterville does have its own Recycling center with 24 hour access provided by the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department Recyling Division, and is located at 126 Harris Lane, Winterville behind the Fire Dept. /  Maintenance Dept. at the corner of Church and Parkview Roads and next to the Community Garden.  NO TRASH is permitted, only recyclables.


Athens-Clarke County Landfill

Physical Address
5700 Lexington Rd. 
WintervilleGA 30683
Phone: 706-613-3508
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials)
Website: CHaRM
1005 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601

Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
The ACC CHaRM will accept all of the following materials:  Automotive Fluids, Batteries, Bulbs, Carpet, Cleaners, Clothing/Shoes, Electronics, Fire Extinguishers, Grease, Lawn Care Products, Paint, Propane Tanks, Tires and MORE!