Solid Waste & Sanitation
The county currently operates a transfer station and monitors two closed landfills. The current transfer station is located at:
2480 Athens Highway
Madison, GA 30650
County residents can drop-off their household waste at the transfer station as well as at the following locations. At all of these locations, except the Fairplay location, residents can also drop off recyclables such as paper, cardboard, plastic 1 and 2 only, and glass:
Please be mindful of disposing of your trash and/or recyclables in the proper containers. Also, we ask that cardboard boxes be flattened before depositing into the container.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Morgan County residents can drop-off cooking oil, used motor oil, paint, household pesticides, used electronics, and household batteries at the Transfer Station Recycling Center on weekdays between 11:00 am 3:30 pm, and Saturdays between 8:00 and 12:00 pm.
Be advised that Lowes Home Improvement stores will take your compact florescent bulbs. The only places in Morgan County to dispose of the long florescent tubes from your household fixtures are the solid waste landfill disposal or with fee service mail disposal.
MORGAN COUNTY’S FREE FALL CLEAN-UP – 2017
Morgan County’s fall clean-up week will be Monday, October 2 through Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday. This event is open to all Morgan County residents, except for commercial establishments or businesses. It is at discretion of the Scale House Operator if a truck is commercial. Residents may bring the following items to the Transfer Station located on 2480 Athens Highway, Madison, FREE OF CHARGE during that entire week:
- Old furniture
- Metal products
- Brush and yard trimmings
- Tire disposal is intended for residents not commercial operators; as such, any single load over 5 tires and/or multiple trip customers may be rejected by county staff and mandated to pay the standard rates. Also, all tires must be “off-the-rim”.
All items must be sorted. All materials must be secured or covered during transport to prevent littering. Semi-Tractor Trailer, Skidder and Large Equipment tires are NOT included.
For safety reasons, no children younger than 6 years will be allowed out of vehicles inside the Transfer Station. It is advised that participants wear appropriate footwear (no open-toe shoes are advised).
Proof of residence with ID will be required to participate. For more information, please call the Morgan County Transfer Station at 706-342-5075.
NO BUSINESSES MAY PARTICIPATE IN THIS SPECIAL TURN IN
Tires, trash and equipment are critical breeding locations of mosquitoes. The Environmental Protection Division advises that mosquito borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness today. Eliminating the potential breeding habitats for mosquitoes helps keep chances of mosquito borne diseases in check.
As always, the Recycling Station is available for the disposal of paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, glass, household paint, cooking oil, used motor oil, household pesticides (in original containers), TV sets and used electronics. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO RECYCLE!