Sanitation

The City of Savannah will begin a one-time collection of residential yard waste on Monday, April 27. 

Residents should place their yard waste at their regular point of collection by 7 a.m. on Monday, April 27 and leave it there until it is picked up. Do not put yard waste in garbage or recycling carts. If yard waste is visible inside a City container, it will not be collected.

Leaves, grass and small sticks should be in biodegradable brown paper bags. Any containers used must be less than 32 gallons, and bundles must be less than 4 feet long, 12 inches or less in diameter and weigh 40 pounds or less.

Mulch, building materials, dirt, wood and rock will not be collected.

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Effective Monday, April 6, Sanitation’s residential services will be limited to garbage collection only. The following services will be temporarily suspended until further notice in response to COVID-19 to enable the City to increase social distance between employees:
• Recycling
• Yard Waste
• Bulk Item Pickup
• Special Collections

Residents may use their recycling cart for garbage overflow. Residents are urged to avoid putting bulk items and yard waste on the curb, as they will not be picked up during the time of suspended services. Residents are also asked to report incidents of illegal dumping.

The two drop off centers (Dean Forest Landfill Facility and Bacon Park Transfer Station) will remain open during normal business hours and citizens can bring recycling, yard waste and bulk items to these locations:

Dean Forest Landfill Facility:
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Bacon Park Transfer Station:
Monday –Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Sunday – 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

The Street Cleaning division is operating under its regular schedule to help keep the streets clean and leaves and litter.

For more information, please contact the Sanitation Department at 912-651-6579 or dial 311.


Sanitation Mission

The mission of the Sanitation Department is to provide solid waste management and code enforcement services to promote community and environmental health and neighborhood vitality with excellent customer service through effective work programs that:

  • Meet or surpass mandated standards
  • Ensure timely cleanliness of City streets
  • Lanes and rights of way
  • Ensure compliance with applicable ordinances
  • Provide for the efficient management, collection, reclamation, recycling, and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste  generated within the City of Savannah

The Sanitation Department includes the following services and programs:

bulk item

 Sanitation Fee Schedule - As of January 2020
(Fees are subject to change by City Council action)
Residential Refuse Collection 
Solid Waste Fee  $35.88 per month
Additional Collection Carts  $50 per cart
Cart Return Fee $25
Trash Overflow $50
Special Collection Fee - First 15 Minutes $50
Every Additional 15 Minutes $25
Special Collection Fee - Commercial Activity$100
Street Cleaning 
Parking in a Sweeping Zone $35
Recycling & Litter 
Recycling Cart Contamination Fee $25
Additional Recycling Cart $50