Landfill

Located in the southern part of Richmond County, the Richmond County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, operates at 4330 Deans Bridge Road, Blythe, Georgia.  We hold a permit with the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division as a Subtitle D Landfill. 

Today’s solid waste landfills aren’t the garbage dumps of the past. Landfills are carefully engineered facilities that are closely regulated and monitored to make certain they have the protections necessary to prevent contamination of groundwater, air and adjoining land. And even after a landfill reaches capacity and is closed, it continues to be monitored and cared for to ensure environmental safety.

Standard landfill management practices include collection and treatment of leachate – the water that passes through a landfill. In addition, the methane gas that is naturally produced from decomposing landfill waste is collected and can be converted into various forms of energy – including compressed natural gas, the alternative fuel that powers Augusta Solid Waste trucks. Currently, Augusta sells its methane to a company who uses it as a substitute for pipeline natural gas.

Ever wonder what happens to your trash after the trash man picks it up? Want to see how landfills work?  Schedule a visit today.

Hours of Operation:

M-F 6am – 5pm
Sat 6am – noon

Closed on July 4th, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years’ Day.

Landfill Fee Structure

Landfill Account Application

Acceptable/Unacceptable Waste

Augusta’s landfill is permitted to accept the following waste:

  • Household Waste – garbage, trash, sanitary waste, furniture (non-metallic), televisions, porcelain products, mattresses, and appliances.
  • Household quantities of hazardous waste – small quantities of hazardous waste are accepted.  Conditionally exempt small quantitiy generators may dispose of up to 100kg or 220 pounds (approx. 26 gallons) per calendar month of hazardous waste. 
  • Inert Waste – non-hazardous waste soil, concrete, cured asphalt, rock, bricks, yard trimmings, stumps, limbs, logs, untreated and unpainted lumber, leaves, and pine straw. 
  • Construction and Demolition Waste – waste building materials and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, paving, and demoltion operations.  This includes such items as wood, brick, concrete, metal, wallboard, insulation, and other non-hazardous building materials.
  • Metal Waste – pipe, wire, washers, dryers, refrigerators, lawnmowers, wheels, and other large metal household items.  Metal waste should be placed in the area specifically demarcated and designed for such items.
  • Tires – solid or pneumatic rubber tires are accepted from non-business entities. Scrap tires are not accepted from entities that are required by the state to be permitted scrap tire generators or permitted scrap tire transporters.
  • Non-Hazardous Special Waste – waste generated as a direct or indirect result of an industrial process or from the removal of contaminants from the air, water, or land.  This includes asbestos containing materials. Special waste, non-hazardous industrial waste, reportable quantities of spilled substances; require laboratory testing and written approval via waste profile is required. Contact us at solidwaste@augustaga.gov for more info.

Unacceptable Waste:

Bulk liquids
Lead-acid batteries
Oil
Wet paint
PCBs
Radioactive wastes

Special Waste

Special Waste is defined as -- any solid, liquid, semi-solid, gaseous material and associated containers generated as a direct or indirect result of an industrial process or from the removal of contaminants from the air, water, or land.  Any solid waste from non-residential sources that includes, but is not limited to, industrial process waste or pollution control waste.   These items require special handling procedures.

The Augusta Landfill is not permitted to accept materials that are classified as Hazardous, contain PCBs or radioactive materials.  Wastes should pass the Paint Filter Test.  Please review our Waste Acceptance Criteria, for additional details.

BEFORE bringing such items to the landfill, please complete and submit a Waste Profile form.  Laboratory testing may be required.  If you have questions, please contact us via 311 or email solidwaste@augustaga.gov.

Asbestos Containing Materials

Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) may be disposed of in the Landfill, however, each load must be accompanied by an Asbestos Manifest. This allows the landfill operators, as well as you, the ability to prove it was disposed of properly.  This helps safeguard you, our workers, and our environment.  Please contact us with questions about disposing of ACM.

Biohazardous Waste/Medical Waste

Biological waste, blood and blood pathogens, bodily fluids, body parts, organs, laboratory waste, vaccines, bedding, sharps, cytotoxic agents, potentially contaminated waste medical supplies, and animal carcasses.  Recognizable human body parts shall not be disposed of at the Facility.   Biomedical sharps and other disposable materials must be treated prior to disposal.  

Large Animal Carcasses 


Please contact us prior to arrival, so that provisions can be made in advance.  Animals should be deceased prior to their arrival at our Facility.