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 2021 Calendar for Solid Waste Collections as follows:

Labor Day – Monday, September 6th - Holiday
Solid Waste Collections will be closed on Monday, September 6th (Labor Day). Monday’s route will be on Tuesday, September 7th, Tuesday’s on Wednesday, September 8th.

Veteran’s Day – Thursday, November 11th-Holiday
Solid Waste Collections will be closed on Thursday, November 11th (Veterans Day). Thursday’s route will be on Wednesday, November 10th.

Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 25th – Holiday
Solid Waste Collections will be closed on Thursday, November 25th (Thanksgiving). Thursday’s route will be on Wednesday, November 24th.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Thursday/Friday, December 24th & 25th – Holiday(s)
Solid Waste Collections will be closed on Thursday & Friday, December 24th & 25th. Thursday’s & Friday’s route will be on Wednesday, December 23th (double route day). NO YARD CART SERVICE.

New Year’s – Monday , January 3rd – Holiday
Solid Waste Collections will be closed on Monday, January 3, 2022. Monday’s route will be on Tuesday, January 4th, Tuesday’s on Wednesday, January 5th.    

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 p.m.  All items should be placed at curbside on your scheduled collection day.  Please call our office for your area's collection day.   

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 sized cart you have subscribed to. Residents may choose to subscribe to multiple garbage carts. The monthly charge is included on your monthly utility bill. 

2020 Residential Fee Schedule                                                                                                      

  •  65 gallon city issued cart                           $ 9.95 per month    
  •  65 gallon city issued (additional cart)     $ 7.80 per month
  •  95 gallon city issued                                 $15.25 per/month 
  •  95 gallon city issued (additional cart)       $11.25 per month                                                                           

Curbside Recycling

The City provides each resident with a 65 gallon recycling cart.  All items to be collected shall 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 are the only items 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/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) 

Should a resident or business wish to recycle shredded paper, they may take it to the Rome/Floyd Recycle Center located at 412 Lavender Dr., Rome, Georgia.  Phone:  706-291-5266

Check out this Educational video on Curbside Recycling:  Http://


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.

The City does not collect construction or demolition material, including Roofing, Rock, Cement, Dirt, Paint, Oil, or any Free Liquid.  We do not collect Freezers, Refrigerators, A/C Units or any items that would use refrigerate gas. 

If you have any questions concerning an item you wish to dispose that is not listed please contact our office at 706-236-4580.

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).  Residents are charged a monthly fee of $1.60 for each yard cart.  Please do not place leaves in garbage bags in the yard cart.  Please no rocks or dirt.

Loose Debris (Non Containerized) 

grabber truckLimbs and brush that will not fit into a yard cart and is not over 500 pounds or 4 cubic yards may be placed out for collection for the grabber truck to collect. Tree limbs or branches should not exceed 8 feet in length or over 200 pounds in weight.  PLEASE NOTE:  This type of collection is done by routes and not by a schedule.  Please call our office  (706-236-4580) to get an estimated date of when we will be servicing your area. 

PLEASE NOTE:  The city does not collect debris placed out by contractors and/or lawn service companies. They are responsible for hauling off yard waste.

Debris that exceeds the weight and/or the cubic yard limits will be collected for a fee. The minimum fee is $170.00 per trailer.

Cubic Yards Illustration


The Solid Waste Collections department may also provide garbage collection service for businesses.  Subscription level of service starts at a  service of 65 or 95 gallon 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, when available.

To have brush/yard debris and/or cart recycling collected by the city of Rome, businesses must have subscribed to garbage service with the city.

 Please contact our office for more information.