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.

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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Additional Information


Residents within City limits call:
  • Guyton City Hall
    Phone: 912-772-3353
  • Rincon City Hall
    Phone: 912-826-5745
  • Springfield City Hall
    Phone: 912-754-6666