Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA

City of Rome

City of Rome Solid Waste Collections

The City of Rome residents are provided curbside service for garbage, recycling, yard waste and trash collections.                                                                                                                                          


The department operates on a 4 day collection schedule. All of your waste (household garbage, recycling, yard waste cart, and junk items) will be collected on same day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.. All items should be placed at curbside on your scheduled collection day. Please call our office for your area's collection day .   

Good Friday Holiday Schedule

Our department will be closed Friday, March 25th, 2016 in observance of the  Good F riday  Holiday.

City residents and business normally serviced on Friday will be collected on Thursday. Thursday's route will remain on regular schedule.

 Yard carts will not be serviced for Thursday or Friday routes.  Please have garbage, and recycle carts at curbside by 7:00 a.m.

Household Garbage

Our department operates its solid waste collections by providing residents with a city issued 65 or 95 gallon garbage cart. All garbage must be contained in the size cart you have subscribed to. Residents may choose to subscribe to multiple garbage carts. The monthly charge is included on your utility bill.  In special situations a resident may choose to use their own 20 gallon garbage container. Please contact our office for information concerning the use of personal 20 gallon container.   

Residential Fee Schedule                                                                                                     

  •  20 gallon personal container           $  4.05 per month  (per approval by department) 
  •  65 gallon city issued   cart                      $  9.40 per month    
  •  65 gallon city issued (additional cart) $  7.35 per month
  •  95 gallon city issued                              $14.45 per/month 
  •  95 gallon city issued (additional cart)   $10.65 per month   


Curbside Recycling

The city provides each resident with an 65 gallon recycling cart. All items to be collected should be placed into the cart provided by the city. Please do not sort items in cart.  Unacceptable materials and or garbage left in the recycling cart will result in cart not being serviced and/or penalties added to your utility bill.

The following items are collected by the City of Rome Curbside Recycling:

  • #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jars (soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent containers). Please rinse.
  • Aluminum food and beverage, cans and tin food cans. Please make sure cans are emptied of all contents and rinsed.
  • Newspaper and all of its contents, and Magazines.
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, gift boxes, shoe boxes, and clean TV dinner boxes). Remove liners and flatten.
  • Corrugated Cardboard. Please flatten.
  • Junk Mail (DO NOT Bag) 


Small items of junk like small appliances, small broken toys, etc should be placed in your garbage cart.  For collection of larger items such as old furniture should be placed at street by 7:00 am on day of your garbage service day.

Yard Waste

Residents are issued a 95 gallon "Yard Waste Only" cart for the collection of yard debris (grass clippings, weeds, pine straw, small limbs, etc). Additional and smaller 65 gallon carts are available upon request.  Residents are charged a monthly fee of $1.50 for each yard cart.

grabber truckLimbs and brush that will not fit into a yard cart and is not over 500 pounds or 4 cubic yards placed out at one time will be collected by a different truck.Brush must not be contaminated with other items and should be placed at the curb for collection. Tree limbs or branches should not exceed 8 feet in length or 200 pounds in weight.  Debris that exceeds the weight and cubic yard limits will be collected for a fee. The minimum fee is $159.00 per trailer.

Debris that exceeds the weight and/or the cubic yard limits will be collected for a fee.


The Solid Waste Collections department will also provide garbage collection service for businesses.  Subscription level of service starts at a residential type service with carts or dumpster service for 4, 6 and 8 cubic yard dumpsters.The department will rent and/or sale dumpsters to businesses which have applied for service with the City of Rome. Contact our office for more information.