The following information outlines the schedule for garbage cart pickups:
Every other Wednesday-Recycle Pick up
Every Thursday/Friday pickups include: All residences/businesses household garbage.
The following information outline serves as a reminder of the procedures that should be followed regarding the garbage pickup service:
The City of Bloomingdale contracts with Waste Pro for household garbage & recycling pickup. Trash service is not included in the contract. Do not place yard trash in the container or on the ground next to the garbage container. Trash, yard waste, and limbs should be placed in a different location away from the garbage container.
All garbage must be placed inside of the garbage container not on the lid or on the ground next to the container. The driver will not pick up garage that is not placed in the assigned garbage container. Do not overload the container. If you find that you have more garbage on a regular basis than the container will hold, you should contact the City Hall, additional containers are available for a nominal monthly fee.
- Place the container with the lid opening towards the street. Containers must be placed at least two feet apart and side by side. Also, the container must be placed at least three (3) feet away from, and not behind, any parked vehicles, mail boxes, or other obstructions.
- Please place the container next to the street/roadway the evening prior to collection day or no later than 7:00am the day of collection.
If your garbage is not picked up, you should contact City Hall at (912)748-0970 as soon as possible.
All garbage cans should be removed from the City rights of way as soon as the possible after the can has been emptied.
You can contact WastePro by calling (912)965-0777 or by clicking the appropriate item below:
DRY TRASH SERVICE
The following information outlines the City's current policies regarding dry trash pickup services:
Small items and amounts of debris, minimum accumulation of limbs.
City crews will continue to pick up small items and amounts of debris, as well as minimal accumulations of limbs for grinding at no charge. These items should be cut and baled, tied, bundled, stacked, packaged, or bagged in a neat and orderly manner. Do not place these items next to the garbage container. These items must be in lengths no greater than 3 foot and/or weigh no more than 50 lbs. and loadable in 5 minutes or less. Dry trash will be picked up two to three days per week, but the scheduled days may vary due to other work projects.
Limbs suitable for grinding should be stacked on the shoulder of the road for the limb grinder. Do not't place limbs next to the garbage container. Remember, only minimal accumulations of limbs will be handled at no charge. The limb grinder will continue to run on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, unless the volume of limbs or other work projects require an adjustment in the schedule. Limbs must be out by 8:00am to allow the supervisor time to evaluate the workload and schedule the route for the limb grinder.
Large tree branches, heavy brush, furniture, appliances, etc:
If you have other items, such as mattresses, appliances, furniture, and/or larger accumulations of limbs for grinding, special arrangements for collection must be made through the clerk's office. Special fees shall be paid for debris collection or grinding services computed on the basis of crew hours required to make the collection or grind the limbs. The total fee will be based on the following: $25.00 for every fifteen (15) minutes required to load the debris or grind the limbs with a minimum cost of $25.00. After a determination by the supervisor of the amount of time required for removal of the debris or limbs, said fees must be paid, in advance, at the City Hall. Removal of these items will be scheduled according to the availability of staff and equipment.
Collection service will not be provided for some items.
There will be no pick ups made by City crews for materials used in the construction or remodeling of buildings or resulting from the demolition of buildings. Neither will they pick up logs, stumps or limbs resulting from commercial or major tree trimming operations. Crews will not pick up explosive or flammable liquids and materials of other hazardous waste.
Trash truck available, at minimal charge, for cleanups, etc.
If you have large accumulations of remodeling debris, major tree trimming materials, or if you plan to do some spring cleaning, special arrangements can be made to bring the trash truck to you for the loading of the debris. The trash truck is only available on a limited basis during the week, but is usually available for weekend use. The trash truck can be used by individuals and/or churches for a fee of $25 plus the cost to dump the debris. A $200 deposit must be paid when the truck is reserved and the fees will be deducted from the deposit as soon as the truck is emptied and the tonnage cost determined. If the total cost is more than the $200 deposit, the customer must pay the balance immediately after notification. An agreement will be prepared for the customer to sign prior to the delivery of the truck. PLEASE NOTE: There are some items that cannot be loaded on the truck such as tires, batteries, paint, explosives, flammable liquids and materials and other hazardous waste.
EPD allows some open burning for leaves, limbs.
The City has been advised by the EPD that an individual can burn any limbs, leaves or straw from trees or bushes on their property, but you are required to obtain a burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Department. Permits can be obtained by calling 1-877-652-2876. Remember, this only covers natural vegetation, not other household rubbish or garbage. These items cannot be burned in ditches or drainage canals as this causes problems with area drainage!
Citizens can use the county landfill on Kelly Hill Rd....
The nearest county drop-off center is located on Kelly Hill Road (next to Carolyn's florist on Hwy 80) in Garden City. There is currently no charge for the use of the landfill by individuals. The landfill is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The landfill contains large dumpsters for yard waste, iron, metal, bulky items, such as appliances, couches, chairs, etc., but no household garbage, paint, batteries, tires or asbestos are permitted. Recycling bins are also available at this location for aluminum and glass containers.
NOTE: Dry Trash is defined as rubbish including waste paper, cartons, boxes, wood, tree branches, yard trimmings, furniture, appliances, metals, glass, construction and demolition wastes and similar materials, but not food containers or contaminated materials.
- Plastic bottles and containers
- Phone/Paperback books, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, newspapers and inserts, office paper, file folders, and paper bags
- Cardboard, food boxes, paper milk cartons (all boxes must be flattened)
- Clear, green, and brown glass jars and bottles
- Aluminum and metal containers, empty aerosol cans
- Food waste & Pizza boxes (due to grease from pizza soaked into box)
- Paint cans, motor oil containers and other hazardous household waste
- Styrofoam and plastic bags
- Electronics, ceramics, or dishes
Additional free standing
recycling bins are available
for newspaper, aluminum cans,
metal goods, used motor
& hydraulic oil.
The City of Bloomingdale would like to stress to our citizens the importance of recycling, both as a means of reducing our waste stream and also as something good for the environment. Just as a reminder, we have listed the locations of recycling bins in Bloomingdale:
NEWSPAPERS: The Boy Scouts continue to have a collection bin for newspapers in the paved parking lot at the corner of Broughton Street and Hwy 80. A second bin, located at the Bloomingdale Elementary School benefits the Bloomingdale P.T.A. Please note: Only newspapers should be placed in these bins.
ALUMINUM CANS: A collection bin, for aluminum drink cans, provided by the Bloomingdale Lions Club, is located on Adams Road behind the caboose. Proceeds are used for projects sponsored by the Lions Club. Please note: Citizens are requested to use plastic bags for the collection of the cans.
USED MOTOR AND HYDRAULIC OIL: The City of Bloomingdale offers its citizens an environmentally safe way to get rid of their used motor and hydraulic oil. Citizens can bring the used oil, in a sealed, disposable container, to the City's Maintenance Shop located at #7 Adams Road on Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm and the City will dispose of this recyclable material. This service is offered at no charge to our citizens. Joining us in this recycling effort and help keep these waste materials out of our ditches and canals.
METAL GOODS: A container for the collection of metal goods is located inside the gate at the Bloomingdale Maintenance Shop at #7 Adams Road. Citizens can dispose of metal goods at this location between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. This bin is for metal only, so all plastic, glass, wood or rubber must be removed from the items prior to placing them in this container. All Freon, gas, oil, and/or grease must also be removed.
NOTICE: WOODCHIPS AVAILABLE!
The City stockpiles the woodchips that accumulate from the limb grinding service and these are available to our citizens at no charge from the maintenance yard located at #7 Adams Road between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. The maintenance department can load your pickup truck with the chips if the backhoe is available.