Solid Waste

The Mayor and Council of the City of Watkinsville agreed that providing a uniform solid waste program for the residents of Watkinsville is in the best interest of the city.

The solid waste collection program offers you, the resident, weekly curbside pickup of household garbage on each Wednesday and weekly leaf and limb curbside pickup as per the schedule.

Cost of Services

There is no cost for solid waste service. This includes garbage as well as leaf and limb pickup. This service is provided to all tax-paying citizens of the City of Watkinsville.  This does NOT include recycling services. 

Recycling Services - Citizens living within the city limits of Watkinsville may sign up directly with Curbside Services (706-769-1822, curbsideserv@bellsouth.net) for recycling. The fee to participate in the weekly curbside recycling service is $12/month for 2, 20 gallon recycle bins.  

ATTENTION: Due to the continued concern for exposing our employees to the COVID-19, we have decided for some of our at risk employees to stay home to limit their exposure. As we move staff to different routes, this will cause a change in Leaf & Limb schedules to accommodate the smaller crews. We will continue to pickup leaf and limb each week but it may not be on your regularly scheduled day. Please have leaf and limb out on Monday and we will get it picked up as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

  1. Garbage
  2. Leaf & Limb
  3. Recycling
  4. Schedule
  • Each resident is to place their household garbage in secured plastic bags and containers (with lids) no larger than 32 gallons.
  • Your collection day is Wednesday.
  • Please bag all garbage before placing it into any container.
  • The containerized garbage should be placed no further than 5 feet from the curb or roadside before 7 a.m. on the collection day.
  • Return garbage containers to your property and off of the city right-of-way within 24 hours of pickup.

Service Questions & Concerns

Call Curbside Services, Inc. if you experience service problems, or if you have questions about what services are provided.