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


In observance of  the July 4th Holiday, The City of Rome Solid Waste Collections Department will be will be closed Friday July 3rd. The collection schedule for the week will be as follows.

Monday, June 29th      Monday's route will be serviced.

Tuesday, June 30th     Tuesday's route will be serviced.

Thursday, July 2nd      Thursday's and Friday's routes will be serviced (no yard waste cart service)

Friday,  July3rd,           Closed in observance of the holiday.                                                                                                                  

Please have materials at curbside by 7:00 am.  If you have any questions please call our office.                                             


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. 


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 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) 

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://


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.

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 $1.60 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 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.

Cubic Yards Illustration


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.