Chatham County Dry Trash Collection

By Amber Capps - 
Executive Assistant to the Public Works Director 

Spring is here, and that means an increase in leaves and debris falling from trees.

As a reminder, the following is a quick overview of The Landings Association’s Rules and Regulations pertaining to yard debris:

  • Yard Debris (Dry Trash) - The Chatham County Department of Public Works collects yard debris once a week on Tuesdays. The Landings Association’s policy is that yard debris must not be placed curbside until the day before (no more than 24 hours) pickup. Yard debris includes yard clippings, leaves, limbs, and pruning debris. Do not include household garbage with your yard debris.
  • General Rules and Regulations for Commercial and Contractor Activity - Blowing clippings and other debris into the streets, lagoons, or down the storm drains is prohibited. All debris should be bagged and removed from the work area or placed in the homeowner’s service yard.
  • Trash of any kind must not be placed or discarded on unimproved lots or TLA common property. Remember to inform your landscape workers that there are heavy fines associated with these violations. This may include the deactivation of RFIDs and being banned from working in The Landings.
  • If the properly placed trash is in place on collection day and is not removed by the end of the day, please call Chatham County’s Department of Public Works (652-6840). Remember, you always can arrange with them for a special pickup if you miss yard debris day or have excessive amounts of debris to be removed.

Please note that there may be times where piles are too large for Chatham County to collect on Tuesdays. Typically, Chatham County will place a tag on the pile to inform the property owner that a larger truck will be back to collect the pile. For questions about the status of collection, please call the Chatham County Public Works Department (912-652-6840).

We can maintain the pride and beauty of the community and minimize the unsightly view of waste by complying with the Rules and Regulations. For more detailed information concerning disposal of private property waste, please call Chatham County’s Department of Public Works (652-6840).

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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