Beginning November 5, 2018, garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulky waste collection will change in Macon-Bibb County. Advanced Disposal Services (ADS) will be responsible for garbage and recycling, while Macon-Bibb’s Solid Waste Department will be responsible for yard and bulky waste.
Days will not change for garbage and recycling collection, but yard waste collection will move to four days per week on alternative weeks. A day will not be specified due to the uncertainty in how much needs to be collected each week. By designating the week yard waste is to be collected, Solid Waste can make sure a route has all of its yard waste collected before moving to the next.
“For yard and bulky waste, we want people to put the piles out on the Sunday night of their collection week, and our crews will pick it up that week,” adds Barkley. “This gives us the flexibility to make sure everything is picked up, as opposed to trying to get to the end of a route in a set amount of time.”
For information about individual services like recycling, yard waste pickup, neighborhood cleanups, illegal dumps, and more, use the selections above. The fee for all residents of Macon-Bibb County is $20 per month, and it is billed on a quarterly. Payments can be made through the Tax Commissioner’s Office.
Macon-Bibb observes nine holidays. 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. For information about holiday pickup by Advanced Disposal Systems, call 478-803-0499.
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 $32.75 per ton. Any additional loads that month will be also be at a prorated scale up to $32.75 per ton, no exceptions. Note: You must have a city address on your drivers license to receive the free load under 500 pounds.