Waste Disposal Division

   Our mission is to provide a waste disposal facility for the citizens of Columbus, Georgia which serves to protect the environment and human health, while disposing of municipal solid waste, construction waste, inert waste and recycling of metal and tires.

Charles Barber -
Waste Disposal Division Manager   

All landfill sites employ inmate labor. It is a violation of Georgia code 77-327 to deal, give or trade items with inmates. THIS IS CONSIDERED A FELONY!

Pine Grove Municipal Solid Waste Landfill - 706.561.2128

7160 Sacerdote Lane, Columbus, Georgia 31907 - directions
Email: Charles Barber, Division Manager CBarber@columbusga.org
Assistant Manager, Kyle McGee KMcGee@columbusga.org
Fax: 706.317.4428

Hours of Operation:
  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • First Saturday of each month 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Closed Sunday

Please Note - Pine Grove Landfill does not ever accept inert waste,
such as Limbs, Leaves, Stumps, or Grass Clippings

Disposal Costs - Payment accepted in cash, check, M/C or VISA debit card. Businesses with an approved license may be billed through the CCG Revenue Division.
  • PUTRESCIBLE waste (household garbage) is billed at $42.50 PER TON (.02125 PER POUND effective July 1, 2014). (garbage, food, street refuse, insulation, paper, cloth, furniture, glass, plastic, misc. items.)
  • CONSTRUCTION waste is billed at $42.50 PER TON (.02125 PER POUND). (roofing, plywood, treated wood, plaster, steel, concrete, plastic, rubber, misc. items.)
  • Items requiring SPECIAL HANDLING which are buried upon receipt are billed at $60.00 PER TON (.0300 PER POUND). (Asbestos: businesses are required to provide a State EPD* issued manifest number. Animals, industrial sludge and ashes, tobacco, medical, wire, carpet, misc. items)
  • METAL is billed at $30.50 PER TON (.01525 PER POUND). Only Residents may dispose of their personal appliances FREE OF CHARGE.
  • TIRES are billed at $110.00 PER TON (.055 PER POUND). Tire disposal is for residents of Columbus, Georgia (ONLY) with a limit of 5 tires.
  • Certain sizes and quantities of CONCRETE, DIRT, and ROCK are accepted, usually at the CONSTRUCTION rate of $42.50 PER TON (.02125 PER POUND).
  • PROHIBITED ITEMS: LIQUIDS (OF ANY KIND), PAINT, AND BATTERIES. However, a citizen may deposit empty paint cans or paint that has been completely dried (proper procedure: fill with dirt, sand, absorbent material and expose to air until solidified.) Bring to the attention of the scalehouse attendant any questionable items such as: fire extinguishers, propane tanks, gas cans, etc. for proper disposal instructions.

- We are NOT equipped to handle Bio-Med waste. Upon notification, the scalehouse attendant will accept PROPERLY PACKAGED sharps from residents ONLY.

- The Waste Collection Division also picks up MOST of the items accepted at Pine Grove MSW Landfill at curbside. Items such as household garbage, rimless tires (5 per household), furniture and appliances, properly prepared paint cans, grass clippings, leaves and small shrubbery clippings. Properly contained and labeled personal sharps will be accepted if the Officer (driver) is notified. The CITY CANNOT REMOVE ITEMS of a CONSTRUCTION NATURE: wood, shingles, carpet, car parts, trees, concrete, dirt, etc. All VEHICLE OIL (personal use only) must be placed at curbside in a sealed plastic jug.

Granite Bluff Inert Landfill - 706.660.0941

7589 River Road - directions
Columbus, Georgia 31904
Manager: Janet Anthony janthony@columbusga.org
Fax: 706.225.4562

Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: 1st Saturday of each month 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Closed Sunday

* These are the only items accepted *

The Inert Landfill accepts grass clippings, limbs, leaves, trees, stumps, land clearing, dirt, rocks, bricks, concrete, and cured asphalt.

COSTS: - Waste is accepted ONLY from Columbus and is billed at $34.00 PER TON (.0170 PER POUND). The site operates a mulching machine suitable for grinding most of the waste as part of the City's Recycling Program and provides residents with mulch free of charge.

Oxbow Meadows Inert Landfill

3491 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus, Georgia 31903 - directions

The Oxbow Meadows Inert landfill was closed on April 30, 2013.


All landfill sites employ inmate labor. It is a violation of Georgia code 77-327 to deal, give or trade items with inmates. THIS IS CONSIDERED A FELONY!

(404) 656-7802

                              Columbus, Georgia


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