SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
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Macon-Bibb Solid Waste Department
327 Lower Poplar Street
Macon, GA 31201
Dispatch: (478) 803 0482
The Macon-Bibb County Solid Waste Department and Walker Road Landfill will be closed on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in observance of Public Works Day.
The Macon-Bibb County Solid Waste Department and Walker Road Landfill will be close Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Recycling and yard waste will be moved back one day.
The Solid Waste Department is responsible for the collection of recyclables, yard debris, and sanitation in the former City of Macon limits, as well as the landfill operation. Advanced Disposal Systems is responsible for areas located in the former unincorporated county.
Macon-Bibb observes nine holidays. However, all garbage, trash, and recycling will be picked up by Macon-Bibb County on a continued four-day schedule as the crews will still work a four-day shift. If a holiday falls during the week, your collection will be pushed forward one day. For example, during Labor Day week, Monday routes are picked up on Tuesday. On Thanksgiving week, Thursday route will be picked up Friday.
For information about holiday pickup by Advanced Disposal Systems, call 478-803-0499.
Sanitation code compliance is assured through the efforts of two sanitation inspectors. They provide for the removal of dead animals from city streets and animal hospitals daily.
A Macon-Bibb resident can receive one (1) free load to the landfill per month as long as the load is less than 500 pounds. Anything over 500 pounds will be charged at a prorated scale up $27.75 per ton. Any additional loads that month will be also be at a prorated scale up to $27.75 per ton, no exceptions. Note: You must have a city address on your drivers license to receive the free load under 500 pounds.
Hours of Operation:
The certified landfill is located on Eleventh Street. New hours starting May 30, 2016 will be:
- Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
- Sunday: Closed
All residents must be out of the landfill by 4:15pm Monday – Friday and 12:15pm on Saturdays.
The Inert Landfill has closed. We can no longer accept any form of yard debris. No grass clippings, leaves, pine straw, vines, shrubs, limbs, or tree stumps.
As of July 27, 2009 the following fees are for garbage coming from your Macon-Bibb County home:
All Macon-Bibb County residents can receive one (1) free load to the landfill per month as long as the load is less than 500 pounds.
Anything over 500 pounds will be charged at a prorated amount up to $27.75 per ton. Any additional loads that month will be prorated up to $27.75 per ton, no exceptions.
Note: You must have a Macon-Bibb County address on your drivers license to receive the free load under 500 pounds.
Tires Disposal Rates:
- 0 – 15 inch tires Off Rim is $3.00, & On Rim is $5.00
- 16 – 24 inch tires Off Rim is $5.00, & On Rim is $10.00
- Tires over 24 inches Off Rim is $15.00, & On Rim is $20.00
Tires disposal rates are separate from the 500 pound allotment. If you have less than 500 pounds tires are not counted in the free load.
All non Macon-Bibb County residents will be charged $27.75 for each visit to the landfill.
The Transfer Station will be open during the normal operations as the landfill.
Commercial customers are charged a $27.75 per ton fee. The fee is based on actual and projected cost recovery for landfill operation and is among the lowest in the country. Payment can be made by Check, Money Order, or Credit Card.
NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The Solid Waste Department is responsible for the collection of all your solid waste and recycling materials for Macon-Bibb County. Macon-Bibb County contracts with Advanced Disposal Services for the collection of your household garbage and 2 cubic yards of containerized yard waste materials.
The Macon-Bibb County Solid Waste Department collects limbs, vines, brush in piles up to 2 cubic yards or bulky waste such as furniture, toys, appliances. No construction, remodeling, or demolition waste can be placed at the curb for collection. Roofing, lumber, boards, doors, windows, toilets, carpet and other construction materials must be taken to the Walker Road Landfill. Solid Waste Department also collect Single Stream Recycling every other week.
For questions about what type of recycling is collected (almost 1,300 tons were collected in 2014) in your area or for other questions about solid and yard waste pickup, contact the Solid Waste Department at 478-803-0499.
Recycling, yard waste pickup program to expand in January
On November 17, the Macon-Bibb County Commission approved the expansion and standardization of recycling and yard waste pickup and realignment of garbage pickup services. Beginning January 4, 2016, the following services will be offered:
- Every home will have the opportunity to have every other week curbside single stream recycling, something that many residents have been requesting for several years. Click here for a 2016 Recycling Calendar, please call our offices to get which week your recycling is on (478) 803-0499;
- Yard waste will be picked up from every home on a weekly basis, something that is not currently offered in all areas of the county but is desperately needed, especially during the spring and summer months; and
- All residential garbage collection will be managed by one organization, which improves efficiency, a promise of consolidation.
The fee for all residents of Macon-Bibb County will increase to $20 per month, and that will be reflected on the bill people will receive in January 2016. This decision came after several meetings with the Commission and community stakeholders, and is part of the Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan approved in June 2015.
“Our community deserves and has asked for more recycling, as well as quality waste and garbage services. In fact, they stated clearly when they voted for consolidation that they wanted a more efficient government that better meets their needs,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. “With this decision, we stop kicking the can down the road on providing better services and closing the landfill.”
“Our community deserves and has asked for more recycling and quality waste and garbage services. In fact, they stated clearly they wanted a more efficient government when they voted for consolidation,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. “With this decision, we stop kicking the can down the road on providing better services and closing the landfill.”
Up until 2011, local governments in Georgia were required to be part of a ten year solid waste management plan to be eligible for solid waste permits, grants, or loans from the State. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs established Minimum Planning Standards for local government solid waste management plans and reviewed the plans to ensure that these standards were met. In 2011, Senate Bill 157 eliminated state review and approval of local solid waste management plans although local governments are still required to be part of a plan. Local governments’ plans must:
1) demonstrate ten years of collection capability and disposal capacity;
2) describe the type and size of solid waste handling facilities located within the jurisdiction; and
3) identify sites which are unsuitable for solid waste handling facilities based on environmental and land use factors.
The Macon-Bibb County Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan goes beyond the state planning requirements to identify goals for the next ten years and to redefine a roadmap to achieve these goals.
Please click on the link to view the Solid Waste Management Plan.