Macon County Georgia

Board of Commissioners' Office
121 South Sumter Street
Oglethorpe, Georgia 31068

Waste Collection Service

Macon County contracts its waste collection service with Waste Industries Transwaste Americus. All garbage service questions/billing questions/holiday closure questions as well as requests for new carts or replacementsare directed to the Commissioner’s Office at

Waste carts are required by local ordinance for garbage collection and service. In addition, Waste Industries will pick up brown and white goods (household furniture and appliances that do not have Freon. These items will be picked up by side load truck.

The County will not pick up tires and construction and demolition materials (carpet, tile, insulation, shingles, wood, metal, toilets, water heaters, paint, etc.)

Payments made be made in advance for up to 12 mnths to eliminate monthly billing. Debit cards are not accepted.

Transwaste uses an automated pickup system, collecting your cart with an extendable arm allowing for a quick, clean, quiet and highly efficient form of waste collection utilizing sustainable technologies to guarantee we not only collect your waste quickly, but that we are in and out of your neighborhood without spending a large amount of time along your community roads.

The placement of your can is essential to automated collection, so remember that to ensure proper pickup, your can must have the wheels facing away from the street, the lid closed, and have a clearance of at least 10 feet from the cart and any vehicles in the road. Avoid putting the cart near trees, mailboxes and fences as well.

If positioned correctly, we can be in and out in no time, greatly decreasing our impact on your neighborhood while keeping our visit clean and quiet.

When your refrigerator stops cooling or your washer starts throwing hot water around your laundry room, chances are you’re going to end up replacing them. When that time comes, don’t worry about lugging that huge device down to the nearest disposal area.

Transwaste will take that broken water heater or dryer off your hands. Items collected include:

Yard waste items collected are:

As part of our Sustainability Initiative, all Yard Waste is recycled into wood chips, compost, and mulch.

Waste Industries also providesf solid waste services for commercial accounts. Each business has unique waste collection requirements based on their allotted space, the amount of trash they produce in a day, and the frequency of traffic through their establishment. Waste Services has several sizes of dumpsters available.