Sanitation

Atlantic Waste


Trash and recycle pickup for unincorporated Effingham County is performed by Atlantic Waste Company. 

http://atlantic-waste.com/services/municipal/effingham-county.html
Atlantic Waste: (912)964-2000**

Trash (beige cart with green lid) is picked up once every week.  Recycle (beige cart with yellow lid) is picked up every other week.  You can recycle paper, plastics #1 and #2, aluminum beverage cans, and small pieces of cardboard. All containers, bottles, cans, etc. should be clean before you place them in your recycling cart.

TO ALL RESIDENTS – in order to ensure public safety, please be sure to remove your trash carts from the curb after pickup no later than the next day following the scheduled collection day ( as per the Code of Effingham County Article III, Section 66-104)

**For your pickup schedule, to request a replacement cart if yours is damaged, or to report a missed pickup, please call 964-2000.

If you have new construction or are not signed up for Sanitation and need information on where to go to sign up and pay for sanitation services, please call 754-4668, extension 2, or fill out and email the Sanitation Trash Cart Request form.

The Effingham County Dry Waste and Recycling Center is located at 2750 Courthouse Rd, Guyton.  Their days and times of operation are:  Wednesday through Saturday, from 8:00am to 5:30pm.  Telephone number is 754-4668, extension 6.

Collection Fees


  • $0.08 per pound or $160 per ton.
  • Metal and cardboard can be dropped off for free.
  • Tires:
    • Regular Car and Light Truck Tires are $3 each off rim and $5 each on rim.
    • Large Truck Tires are $8 each off rim and $20 each on rim.
    • Farm/Tractor Tires are $15 each off rim and $35 each on rim.
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