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Solid Waste

Service is provided by Southland Waste Systems, A Republic Services Company.

Curbside Garbage Collection
You will be furnished with a 95 gallon rollout cart to use for curbside collection of your household garbage.

  • Position your cart at the curb IN FRONT OF YOUR RESIDENCE no later than 7:00 am on the day of pick-up.
  • Your cart must be within 3 feet of the road and at least 3 feet from obstacles (mailbox, fence, bushes, cars, etc.).
  • Do not place cart under any low hanging overhead obstacles like limbs or power lines.
  • All garbage in container must be drained of all liquids, wrapped, bagged or enclosed in paper or plastic bags.
  • Carts are emptied by an automated side loader that is operated by the driver.  Drivers will not exit the truck to adjust your cart if improperly placed.
  • All carts MUST have the lids closed, with no garbage protruding from the top.  Garbage will not be collected if it is not inside the cart with the lid closed or in a special pre-paid "overflow" 30 gallon bag. Bags may be purchased from local grocery stores such as Harris Teeter and Publix.

 To Ensure Pick-Up     
  • NO OBSTACLES within 3 feet of cart.
  • NO UNBAGGED or untied garbage inside cart
  • NO GARBAGE overflowing the cart.

Observed  County Government Holidays
After a holiday, garbage collection will be delayed one day for all residents during that week. This includes yard debris & recycling pickup. 
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

To report a missed pickup (garbage, backdoor pickup, recycling or yard debris)
Contact Customer Service at (912) 554-7111.

Bulk Items & White Goods
The Public Works Department provides 2 free pick-ups a year of bulk items (furniture, moving boxes, etc.) and white goods (household appliances).   Contact Customer Service for a free bulk item or white good pickup at (912) 554-7111.

Drop Off Centers
  • Mainland, Brunswick at 550 Young Lane
  • St. Simons Island at Demere Rd (Between Frederica Rd & Airport Rd)
  • Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm
  • Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday - Closed
Cost for drop off
  • $12.50 per average truck load

The following items are accepted at drop off centers: 

  • White Goods
  • Yard Debris   
  • Bulky Items
  • Metal
  • Construction Debris

These items will not be accepted at drop off centers:
  • Paint
  • Tires
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Car Batteries
  • Dead Animals
  • Household Garbage
  • Recycling
  • Refrigerators, freezers, or air conditioners that do not have a certification by a licensed technician of CFC recovery.

Additional Services 
Southland Waste Systems can also provide you with the following services:  2014 Prices (yearly prices are prorated)
  • Extra Garbage Cart      $58.00/yr    (every week pickup)
  • Extra Recycling Cart $10.50/yr    (every other week pickup)
  • Yard Debris Pickup     $74.73/yr     (every other week pickup- same pickup day as recycling)
  • Backdoor Service       $198.76/yr     (every week pickup)
  • One Time Extra Garbage Pickup  $25.00

Contact Republic Services at (912) 267-6400 to sign-up for additional services.

For issues call Customer Service at (912) 554-7111