The City of Douglas and Waste Industries continue to offer free residential Junk Drop-Off Days, twice a month, to help citizens rid properties of excess trash and large items. The upcoming dates for July will be Saturday, July 11 and 18, 2020 at the City Pole Yard located at 670 S. Pearl Avenue from 8:30am-12noon. Citizens must be in the drop off-line prior to 11:45am. Other drop-off dates for 2020 are as follows: Aug. 1 and 15, Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, Nov. 7 and 21, and Dec. 5 and 19, 2020.
A dumpster will be placed the City Pole Yard, located on Pearl Avenue (behind Post Office), to offer Douglas residents a way to dispose of large, non-hazardous items and electronic items at no cost. No one will be available to help unload items. The City is not responsible for any damages that occur during unloading. NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL/DEBRIS or business/commercial dumping will be allowed. This is RESIDENTIAL drop-off collection only for residents of Douglas. Those dropping off items are asked to provide proof of Douglas residency such as a utility bill. NO landlords or commercial businesses may drop off. Douglas residents can drop off a full body pickup load or two small utility trailers. The max drop off is two loads.
Acceptable brown and white good items include furniture, washing machines, refrigerators, dryers, stoves, microwaves, television, and other items. Please drain all chemicals from appliances. This does not apply to construction materials/debris, hazardous chemicals such as paints/solvents, household cleaners, pesticides/herbicides, motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, or tires. Proof of Douglas residency, such as a utility bill, is required to drop off items at the designated location. This is only for households in city limits of Douglas. Douglas citizens who attempt to dump materials deemed as construction material or commercial will not be allowed and will be asked to leave.
Construction and other debris items should be taken to the Coffee County Landfill located at 1219 Landfill Road off of Hwy 206 W. There is a charge for dumping items at the landfill. For landfill hours, please call ahead at (912) 384-6001.