solid Waste


Stephens County provides solid waste collection and disposal services for the unincorporated areas of the county with five convenience centers for household solid waste and a bulky item drop-off center for items too large for disposal at the convenience centers.

Bulky items include appliances, furniture, mattresses, large toys, trampolines, bathtubs, toilets, etc.  Items not acceptable for disposal at the bulky item drop-of center are tires, free-flowing liquids, household garbage, demolition materials, construction materials and yard wastes such as brush, leaves and limbs. The bulky items drop off center is locaed at 1597 Scenic Drive at the Road Department and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and closed on weekends. Call 706-886-9491 for information. The fee for disposal is $15 per truck load with check-in at the Public Works Office.

Stephens County operates five convenience centers (collection sites). The convenience sites accept household solid waste produced by residents of the county.  Up to 10,  30-gallon bags per person per day are allowed at each site. 

Recycle Program

The City of Toccoa will partner with Stephens County Government to bring back a recycle program to offer the residents of Stephens County.
Beginning Monday August 10, 2020 you will once again be able to recycle at 2 of the convenience center locations.
White Pines and County Farm Road will be open for recycling of aluminum cans, magazines and newsprint, plastic #1 and #2 only, metal cans and cardboard.
We are very pleased to be able to offer this program.
For more information please call Stephens County Public Works at 706-886-2412 or Stephens County Board of Commissioners at 706-886-9491.

Items that are accepted to Recycle Click Here


Convenience Center Locations and Hours

County Farm Road
79 County Farm Road
Off Prather Bridge Road, behind the new Jail and Animal Shelter
Tuesday: 7-10 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Thursday: 7-10 a.m. and 1-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

N Hicks Rd
1928 N Hicks Road
Off Nub Garland Road
Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. until noon and 2-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. unil noon
Closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday:  

Tower Road
211 North Yow Mill Road
Off Brookhaven Circle, between North Yow Mill and Tower Roads near Hayes Road
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7-10 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. until noon
Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

White Pines
746 White Pines Road
Near Stephens County High School, off Hwy. 17, Big A Road
Monday: 8-11 a.m. and 1-7 p.m
Tuesday-Friday: 8-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m
Saturday: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Wolf Pit
1695 Wolf Pit Road
Off Hwy. 145, near Stephens County Cannery
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.  until 2 p.m.
Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday