Solid Waste

Peach County contracts with Advance Disposal, Inc. to pick-up household trash, yard waste and bulk waste.  Trash collection service may be started or reinstated by contacting the Public Works Department at 478-825-8717. Trash collection policies are defined within the contract with Advance Disposal, Inc. Download Solid Waste PDF Brochure

The trash fee is outlined on the yearly property tax bill and the cost is set by the Board of Commissioners. Owners of vacant properties may appeal the fee. Contact the Peach County Tax Commissioner’s office for more information on the appeal process by calling 478-825-3161.

Household Trash

Household trash is collected Monday through Friday. Each residence will have its normal trash picked up once a week. The day on which this occurs varies based on the location of the property. In order to ensure the trash is collected, all residents should have their containers placed by the curb no later than 6 a.m. on the day of their scheduled pick-up. Containers should be placed within two feet of the road edge, with the wheels facing toward the house on the opposite side of the driveway from the mailbox, and at least four feet from poles, lamp posts, vehicles, or other obstructions.

Yard Waste/Bulk Item Service

Yard waste and debris are picked up twice a month. The day of the yard waste pick-up service is based on resident’s scheduled weekly trash collection day.

Monday - First and Third Wednesday
Tuesday - Second and Fourth Wednesday
Wednesday - Second and Fourth Wednesday
Thursday - Second and Fourth Wedndesday
Friday - First and Third Wednesday

One bulk waste item may also be picked up once monthly on the scheduled yard waste pick-up day. Yard debris and bulk items must be piled next to the driveway before 6 a.m. on the scheduled pickup day.

Please refrain from placing any yard waste or bulk items in a drainage ditch. Placing anything other than stormwater in a drainage ditch is in violation of Georgia law and the Federal Clean Water Act.

Yard Waste Collection Policies

The amount of yard waste can not exceed a total of four cubic yards per month per residence. (Please put in stacks of one cubic yard, i.e. 3' wide by 3' long by 3' high maximum)  All small yard waste such as leaves and grass must be placed in plastic bags prior to pick-up. Larger yard waste such as tree limbs must not exceed four feet long, six inches in diameter, or 40 pounds.

Bulk Items

Only one bulk item will be picked up per month from each residence. These items include large waste items such as stoves, washing machines, mattresses and furniture but not waste that is classified as construction material.

Non-Compliant Materials

Advanced Disposal will not pick up any limbs longer than four ft, larger than six inches in diameter, or heavier than 40 pounds. They will not pick up more than four cubic yards per residence. Small yard waste such as leaves and grass that is not bagged will not be picked up.

Non-compliant materials also include any materials that are considered construction debris including but not limited to: carpet, lumber, plywood, roofing materials, drywall, cabinets, sinks, toilets, etc.

Non-compliant trash next to our road ways presents possible safety hazards. Having these materials next to the road is a violation of Peach County Littering Ordinance.

Area Landfills

We understand that you may have solid waste needs from time to time that are in excess of the services provided by the County’s solid waste program. Below are several local landfills that will accept waste. Please contact the landfill to verify costs and waste accepted:

Macon County Landfill
6625 Hwy 49 N.
Montezuma, GA 31063
478-472-6266

Taylor County Landfill
33 Stewart Road
Mauk, GA 31058
478-862-2504

Houston County Landfill
2080 GA Hwy. 247 S.
Kathleen, GA 31047
478-987-0089