The City of Perry prides itself on offering excellent garbage, recycling, bulk waste and yard debris collection services.

Solid Waste Supervisor
Thomas Lassiter
Solid Waste Supervisor
500 Ball Street
Perry, GA 31069
O: (478) 338-0238

Our Mission

It is the policy of the Perry Sanitation Division to provide a comprehensive and integrated waste management system to handle solid waste in a manner that will protect the public health and welfare and enhance the beauty and quality of our environment.

The Sanitation Division is constantly researching and implementing processes and technologies to make our services fiscally sound and environmentally sustainable. Thank you for helping us to make your home, neighborhood and city a cleaner and better place to live.

Our goals are to:

  • Educate our citizens regarding the proper disposal of waste.
  • Collect and properly dispose of all solid waste through proper management.
  • Eliminate illegal dumping on public and private property.
  • Abate litter along our roadways.

If you need to report a missed pickup, damaged cart or any other issues with garbage or recycle collection, please call 478-988-2732 or you can use our Your Perry mobile app. Go to your App Store on your mobile phone and download the app for free.

  • Bulk Waste
    • The City of Perry has a once a week collection operation for bulk waste. Bulk waste consists of household items that are too large to reasonably fit in the garbage cart. The most common examples of bulk waste are furniture, carpeting, mattresses and appliances.
    • Bulk Waste Dos and Don’ts
      • The bulk waste must be neatly stacked in a pile and not scattered and away from vehicles, poles, mail boxes and other obstructions adjoining your property. Carpet, padding and rugs should be rolled in three (3) foot sections and tied or taped and weigh no more than forty (40) pounds.

        The total volume of bulk should not exceed six (6) cubic yards. If the pile is larger than this size, the City will collect the material at an additional fee to the customer.

        Freezers and refrigerators must have the Freon reclaimed and a certification sticker placed on them as required by Federal law. Residents must contact a licensed heating/cooling specialist to reclaim the Freon before putting it out for collection. The doors must also be removed for safety reasons.

        For items that are being disposed of that contain glass, please extensively tape and cross tape the glass to prevent it from shattering.
    • What we cannot collect
      • Hazardous waste, auto parts, dirt, shingles, pallets, concrete blocks, fuel/oil tanks, construction and demolition debris, manufacturing process debris, loose or dangerous refuse.

        Debris from work performed by anyone other than the resident.

        Building materials from a contractor.

        Materials from evictions, foreclosures, unoccupied properties, home renovation/remodeling debris, commercial properties or apartment complexes.

        Debris from vacant property that has been empty for more than sixty (60) days.

        Debris of any type on vacant lots.

        Paint or any liquid items.

        Debris over seventy-five (75) pounds.
  • Yard Debris
    • The City of Perry has a once a week collection operation for yard debris. Yard debris includes organic waste generated during regular household landscaping and gardening activities. Examples include; leaves, branches, twigs, shrubbery trimming, straw, pine needles and Christmas trees. Rocks, dirt and gravel are not considered yard debris.
    • How to prepare yard debris
      • Leaves, grass, pine straw, etc. should be placed in plastic bags that weigh no more than forty (40) pounds and can be easily lifted by the average person.
      • Yard debris should be free of other solid waste.
      • No more than twenty (20) bags should be placed at the curb per week for collection.
      • Yard debris should be placed within two (2) feet of the curb and at least three (3) feet away from other collection items (including other yard waste) and obstacles such as mailboxes, phone poles and vehicles, etc. Do not block the sidewalk.
      • Separate brush, limbs and logs into piles no larger than five (5) feet long, five (5) feet wide and five (5) feet high. Pile should weigh no more than fifty (50) pounds.
      • Logs must be four (4) inches in diameter or less. Tree stumps and root balls will not be collected.
    • Yard debris Dos and Don’ts
      • A maximum of five (5) cubic yards per week will be collected.
      • Yard trimmings generated by tree surgeons is collected only after a natural disaster.
      • The City of Perry does not pick up yard debris generated by private contractors performing tree removal or trimmings at your home. The contractor is responsible for removing all waste. If you contract a project, please arrange to have the contractor dispose of the remains.
      • Trimmings from the original development of a lot will not be collected.
      • Yard debris should not be mixed with other types of solid waste.
    • Grasscycling
      • What is grasscycling? It is recycling your grass clippings by leaving them on your lawn instead of collecting them with a grass catcher. It’s an easy way to reduce yard waste and decrease your grass cutting time. Mulched grass decomposes quickly, recycling nutrients.
  • Garbage
    • The City of Perry has a once a week automated cart based collection program that has been contracted out to Advanced Disposal. Once a week collection is normally more efficient and provides sufficient disposal options for residents. Advanced Disposal collects garbage five (5) days a week from forty-eight hundred (4,800) residential and business customers. City residents currently dispose of an average of 72 tons of garbage, 48 tons of yard trimming, 16 tons of recycling and 11 tons of bulk waste per week.
  • Recycling
    • The City of Perry has a once a week single stream based collection program that has been contracted out to Advanced Disposal. Single stream recycling is a process in which curbside recyclables are collected from residences in a single, fully co-mingled container and later separated and processed into marketable commodities. Single stream recycling also allows for the collection of a wide range of materials. Curbside single stream collection on a single wide scale represents a significant opportunity for the City to divert as much recyclables from the waste stream as possible. The recycling program also helps the City to meet mandated waste reduction goals. Providing curbside single stream recycling can also be developed according to the needs of the City’s recycling program, budget and residential needs. Curbside single stream offers residents the most convenient way to recycle at the curbside.