A state-of-the-art, lined Subtitle D landfill, the Athens-Clarke County Landfill comprises about 400 acres with a remaining capacity of 10 years.
Approximately 300 tons of material are disposed in the landfill per day (as of January 2016). In August 1992, the county entered into a landfill agreement with neighboring Oglethorpe County. This allowed for expansion into Oglethorpe County on approximately 40 acres of property owned by Athens-Clarke County. This agreement also required that all construction and demolition waste be diverted to the Oglethorpe County C & D landfill (located on Highway 78).
All garbage must be covered by a tarp and secured. Transporting unsecured loads is illegal! OCGA 40-6-254 states that no person shall operate any motor vehicle with a load on or in such vehicle unless the load is adequately secured to prevent the dropping or shifting of the load onto the roadway. Any person who operates a vehicle in violation of this code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.