Leaf & Limb Services
The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department provides pick-up of leaf and limbs to all residents in Athens-Clarke County. By diverting and mulching leaf and limb material, we are meeting the requirements set forth by the state in 1996, which state that no yard waste may be disposed of in landfills, thereby saving valuable space. Athens-Clarke County began this program in 1994.
Residents are required to use paper lawn refuse bags for all grass clippings, pine straw, small brush, and leaves. No plastic bags will be accepted. Paper lawn refuse bags are available in the Home and Garden section of Target, Wal-Mart, and other local retail stores.
Currently, the leaf and limb collection schedule operates on a nine-week rotation as approved by the Mayor and Commission.
July 1 – July 5*: Zone 4
Neighborhoods include, but are not limited to, Glen Oaks, Holly Hills, Kingswood, Wood Lake, Wichersham Plantation, Stonehenge, Deerfield, Holiday Estates, High Ridge, Woodhaven, Westwood Hills, and Huntington Park.
July 8 – July 12: Zone 5
Neighborhoods include, but are not limited to, Chadd's Walk, Quailwood, Rosewood, Rivercliff Estates, Tallassee Oaks, Sedgefield, Hodgson Place, Jefferson Valley, Saxon Woods, Oconee Heights, Camelot, Cardinal Creek, and Westgate.
July 15 – July 19: Zone 6
Neighborhoods include, but are not limited to, North Place, Cherokee Forest, Timberwood, and Hidden Lake.
July 22 – July 26: 5 Points Area
Springdale, Milledge Circle, Bedgood, Bloomfield, Dearing, Milledge Terrace, and the University Drive neighborhoods and surrounding areas.
July 29 – Aug. 2:
The Newtown, Boulevard, Hospital, Brooklyn, East Athens, Hancock, Rocksprings neighborhoods and surrounding areas.