Garbage & Recycling

Garbage Services

Garbage is picked up once weekly. All garbage must be place in the container. On collection day, the container must be placed two feet from the curb and away from other obstacles. The cart must face the road and be placed into position by 6 a.m.

2021 Pick-Up Schedule

Recycling Services

Each resident of Richmond Hill receives a 96-gallon cart with a yellow lid for recycling services.
Your recycling container will be serviced once every other week. 

Helpful recycling tips include:

  • Please rinse food containers and discard lids
  • Please do not recycle food items or items with food residue such as pizza boxes
  • Please do not recycle plastic bags or d foam containers.
  • Do not throw trash into your recycling cart.

Area Landfill Services

Recyclable items can be taken to the Bryan County Landfill, located on Ft. McAllister Road, during the following hours of operation:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Note: Garbage containers are not available for individual apartment units.

Notice of Service Change

City of Richmond Hill Switching Trash and Recycling Provider (Effective July 2, 2018)
The City is preparing to switch trash and recycling providers from Waste Management to Atlantic Waste Services, beginning the first week of July. 

Throughout the remainder of June, residents are receiving new trash and recycling carts with information packets that outline scheduled pickup days and accepted recyclables.  Yellow top is for recycling, and green top is for household waste.  Some neighborhoods will have new collection days with Atlantic Waste.

Waste Management will remove their garbage and recycling bins after the final pickup.  Even if you do not recycle, please put the cart out to the curb on your current pickup day to allow WM to remove it.

We anticipate that some recycle and trash carts will not make it to the curb on those days due to vacation and other situations.  For those customers, the City’s new service provider, Atlantic Waste, will service those carts as they are seen on routes after the WM contract ends.  Atlantic Waste will communicate to the City or WM when they see those carts, and Waste Management will schedule collection of those that are left over.

Yard waste collection will continue to be handled by EOM Operations, and pickup dates remain the same.

Additional updates and street schedules will be uploaded to the City’s website at and its FaceBook page @WeAreRichmondHill.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call City Hall at (912) 756-3345. 

Anyone with questions regarding Atlantic Waste’s pickup schedule or accepted recyclables, please contact them at (912) 964-2000 or visit their website.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like an additional cart, please call the City of Richmond Hill at 912-756-3345.