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The City of Americus contracts for curbside pick-up of household garbage, yard waste, bulk items (household items that are too big to fit in wheeled container) and appliances.


All waste are picked up once a week and should be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection.



Household garbage


  • All garbage must be bagged and placed in the wheeled cart provided by the City.

  • Non-containerized garbage will not be collected.

  • No cart may exceed 50 lbs.


Yard waste, bulk items and appliances


  • All leaves, grass clippings, pine straw, and hedge clippings, must be bagged in regular leaf bags or smaller.

  • Non-containerized leaves, grass clippings and small yard debris will not be collected.

  • No can, bag or bulk item may exceed 50 lbs.

  • Cut tree limbs and shrubs are not to exceed 4' in length and 50 lbs. in weight.

  • Separate piles should be made for bagged yard waste and solid materials such as limbs, lumber, shingles, metal, plastics and appliances.



No-pickup holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.


NOTE: If collection day falls on a holiday, service will take place one day later for that day and for the remainder of the week following the holiday


The following items will NOT be picked-up curbsided:

  • Concrete, bricks, cement block

  • Dirt, tree stumps, trunks or limbs bigger than 12 inches in diameter

  • Tires

  • Contractor debris or demolition debris


Sanitation Department

1404 E Forsyth Street

229-924-4411 Ext. 3


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