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 p.m. All items should be placed at curbside on your scheduled collection day. Please call our office for your area's collection day .
COLLECTION SCHEDULE FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Monday January 20th, 2020 the City of Rome Solid Waste Collections Department will be closed. The collection schedule for the week will be as follows.
Monday, January 20th Closed for Holiday.
Tuesday, January 21st Monday's route serviced
Thursday, January 23rd Tuesday's route serviced
Friday, January 24th Thursday and Friday's routes serviced (no yard cart service)
Please have materials at curbside by 7:00 am. If you have any questions please call our office.
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.
2019 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
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 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 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)
- THE CITY DOES NOT COLLECT PLASTIC BAGS AT CURBSIDE
- THE CITY DOES NOT COLLECT SHREDDED PAPER IN RECYCLE CART
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
Check out this Educational video on Curbside Recycling: Http://c4.shrls.org/video/RecyclingCenterGoodvBad.mp4
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 also do not collect freezers, refrigerators, 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.
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 $1.60 for each yard cart.
Limbs 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 grabber 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. This type of collection is done by routes and not by a schedule.Please call our office 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 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.
COMMERCIAL SERVICES AVAILABLE
The Solid Waste Collections department will 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.
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.