Walker County Government offices will be closed November 24 & 25 in observance of Thanksgiving, so our team members can spend the holiday with their families. The Walker County Landfill will resume normal operations on Friday, November 25.
Walker County Landfill
Paine Gily, Landfill Manager
5120 N Marble Top Road
Chickamauga, GA 30707
Effective 3/14/20, the Landfill is open to receive the following materials:
- MSW (Municipal Solid Waste, i.e. household waste/ garbage) = received daily
- Brush/ Trees = received daily
- Tires = received daily
- Scrap Metal and Batteries = received daily
- Recyclable Cardboard/ Paper/ Plastic
- C&D (Commercial & Demolition) = received Monday through Saturday. Please call ahead on Saturday for available trailer space. We will take large loads of C&D on Saturday if we have enough trailer space.
The Walker County Landfill provides an essential service to the community, as the proper disposal of waste reduces health hazards and environmental concerns. In order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, residents are asked to limit non-essential outings and observe several new guidelines:
- No loose household garbage. All household garbage must be bagged.
- Please limit trips
- Bring your own tools
- No scavenging allowed
The Walker County Landfill is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is CLOSED on Sunday. All customers must offload their waste and exit the facility by 4:00 p.m. Large loads that cannot be unloaded quickly may be turned away. Please arrive with enough time to unload your waste. We reserve the right to refuse any waste at any time.
What does it cost to use the Walker County Landfill? View our material list and fee schedule, effective July 1, 2022. Also, please separate household waste from C&D waste before arriving at the landfill.
The following private companies provide household garbage service in Walker County:
- Fairview Disposal – 423-805-8686
- Flintstone Garbage Service – 423-704-9415
- Fontana Rolloffs – 423-280-7876
- Groves Disposal – 706-375-6303
- H & R Sanitation – 706-624-1675
- Kinel Disposal – 706-375-6249
- M & V Garbage Service – 423-894-4777
- Tillers Garbage Service – 706-539-1786
- Valley Garbage Service – 706-398-3039
- Wallin’s Garbage Service – 423-645-5479
- Waste Worx – 423-551-0677
The Walker County Landfill also offers free recycling of reusable material, including cans, paper milk/juice cartons, paper, cardboard boxes, greeting cards and some plastics. Here are some good examples of materials that can be recycled in Walker County:
Our first “Retire Your Tires” Amnesty Day was an overwhelming success! Walker County set a goal to collect 2,000 tires during the amnesty event, based on the Litter Crew finding 1,030 tires along county roads from January to October. Once Landfill Manager Paine Gily counted all the tires brought in, he discovered we collected 5,543!
The second Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day event outperformed the original! We collected 6,741 tires during the May 19th event. We would like to thank everyone who took time to recycle their tires and those who worked to make this event a huge success.
The third Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day event was held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 and brought in 8,933 tires! Due to demand, an additional event was scheduled in late 2019 that resulted in 1,464. That bring the four event total to 22,681 tires recycled.
Due to COVID-19, we have been unable to schedule our fifth event. We plan to host another Tire Amnesty Day in early 2023.
Public meetings held to discuss expanding the C&D Landfill
- Landfill Expansion Public hearing at 7pm on 8-12-21
- Site Suitability/Facility Issues Negotiation Meeting at 5pm on 4-18-19
- Waste Management Needs Meeting at 5pm on 9-13-18
- Landfill Site Decision Meeting at 5pm on 9-13-18