Non-household Item Collection

Are you getting rid of an old desk, cardboard or small furniture items that are too large to dispose of in your trash receptacle? If so, The Chatham County Public Works Department collects bulky trash items (no hazardous material or food items) on the first Friday of every month.

Before you drag your heavy items to the curb, make sure you review the list below of items that Chatham County does and does not collect:

2021 Collection Schedule

ACCEPTABLE: PROHIBITED:
  • Appliances
  • Batteries - Not corroded
  • Books
  • Cardboard - Flattened
  • Carpeting - 1 room only
  • Clothing
  • Dry Wall
  • Fencing - Must be cut down to 4' sections
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses - Without biohazards
  • Microwaves
  • Packing peanuts
  • Paper under shingles
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic recyclable items
  • Pots & Pans
  • Shoes
  • Small amounts of construction debris
  • Styrofoam
  • Toilets, sinks & urinals
  • VCR tapes
  • Water heaters under 50lbs, if over 50lbs the boom truck will be needed
  • Basketball hoops
  • Chemicals
  • Compact fluorescent (Tube/Pig tail)
  • Concrete
  • Cooking oil
  • Decks
  • Foam
  • Gasoline
  • Hazardous waste/medical
  • Household trash
  • Insulation
  • Motor oil
  • Pallets with oil on them
  • Pizza boxes or materials with food remaining on them
  • Plastic bags
  • Shingles
  • Tires
  • TVs  


Feel free to give the Chatham County Public Works Department a call 912.652.6840 prior to your collection date to ensure your items will be collected.