The mission of the Sanitation Department is to provide solid waste management 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:

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 Sanitation Fee Schedule - As of January 2023
(Fees are subject to change by City Council action)
Residential Refuse Collection 
Solid Waste Fee  $37.70 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 Sweep Zone $40
Recycling & Litter 
Recycling Cart Contamination Fee $25
Additional Recycling Cart $50

2024 Sanitation Schedule IG III (1)