In March 2017, the Macon-Bibb County Commission approved an Indigent/Disability Exemption process for people to have their solid waste fee waived. The current solid waste fee is $240 per year, which is billed at $60 every three months.

In order to have the fees waived, residents must complete an application & return it to the Solid Waste Department, along with supporting documentation. Accepted documentation is a letter from the Veterans Administration or the Social Security Administration verifying the resident is 100% disabled and/or proof of income falling within Federal Poverty Guidelines. The person requesting the exemption must be the owner of the property (name must be on property deed) & must live at the property.

In order to find out if a homeowner qualifies, they must fill out and submit a form to the Solid Waste Department by November 2, 2020. For applications, contact Solid Waste, 478-803-0499, and it can be mailed or emailed. It can also be downloaded from the Solid Waste Department website. Once completed application & documentation is received, it will be reviewed & resident will be notified, by mail, within seven days whether exemption is approved or denied.