About the Department
The Department of Refuse Disposal provides solid waste processing and disposal services for City of Savannah departments, residents of the City of Savannah, and paid subscribers residing in the unincorporated areas of Chatham County.
Commercial waste, including waste generated from the management of rental property, is not accepted. The Department of Refuse Disposal reserves the right to reject any waste material which may be determined not to meet these criteria or which may be deemed by its characteristics to be unsuitable for handling at our facilities.
The abiding strategy for handling the waste generated in the community is an approach known as management by component. Different types of waste such as garbage, demolition debris, yard waste, and scrap metal have different handling characteristics and are re-used, recycled, processed, or disposed of accordingly.
Please note that you may be directed to more than one drop-off point within our facilities depending on the volume and types of material you bring. In order that we may handle your solid waste as efficiently and safely as possible, your cooperation is requested.
Dean Forest Road Disposal Facility
Dean Forest Road Municipal Solid Waste Reclamation and Disposal Facility, located at 1327 Dean Forest Road, is available to City residents for the disposal of waste materials generated within their own domiciles. For the purpose of this policy, domicile is defined as a person’s fixed, permanent, principal home for legal purposes. Services are also available for paid subscribers residing in the unincorporated portions of Chatham County as outlined in detail below.
Materials accepted from City residents include garbage, household recyclables, yard trash, and excess household dry trash. Commercial waste, including waste generated from the management of rental property, is not accepted. Tires can be accepted (no more than a total of four from the residence), The facility is closed on Sundays and City holidays.
Bacon Park Transfer Station
Bacon Park Transfer Station, located at 6400 Skidaway Road (south of Bona Bella Avenue), is reserved for use by City residents only.
Materials accepted include household recyclables, yard trash, and excess household dry trash. Garbage and commercial waste, including wastes generated from the management of rental property, are not accepted. Tires can be accepted (No more than 4 total from the residence), The Bacon Park Transfer Station is open 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The station is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and City holidays.