Garbage & Recycling Division Mission
The mission of the Garbage & Recycling Division of is to provide solid waste services to the citizens of Winder through the collection, disposal and recycling of waste material in a manner that is environmentally sound, cost effective, and cost efficient. This division provides garbage collection service to more than 4,800 residential and small commercial locations, serving a population of over 14,200.
Each year, the division collects more than 9,000 tons of solid waste including 250 tons of recyclables materials. Each collection day, the division collects and disposes of more than 36 tons of waste.
3/23/2020 Update from Waste Management:
In order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the performance of the following services, which are non-essential during this period of emergency:
• Bulk Collection – furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
• Spring and bulk clean-ups
• Yard Waste Collection – grass clippings, brush, tree limbs, etc.
When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s work force returns to pre-pandemic levels, these services will be restarted. Waste Management will provide notice when the service(s) will resume.