Garbage Service for Blackshear Residents


Household Garbage

Your automated household garbage collection program is provided by Southland Waste Systems. A cart will be provided and delivered to you in the approximate location it needs to be placed on your collection day. If you have another location you would prefer to place your cart for collection, you are free to do so provided you follow these guidelines:

  1. Make sure the small chrome bar is facing the street, the handle and wheels are toward the house and the cart is within 2 feet of the curbside.
  2. The cart should be 5 feet from any obstacle (mailbox, bush, tree, power line, etc.). This cart is intended for household garbage only.
  3. All garbage should be placed inside this cart. Only garbage contained within this cart will be collected. All waste should be bagged tightly, and the cart should be rinsed out periodically to help maintain sanitary conditions.
  4. If one cart is not enough to contain your waste, you may call Blackshear City Hall for an additional cart at an additional charge of $10.60 for each can. Please make certain that you try using only one cart before you call for additional service, IT WILL HOLD MORE THAN YOU THINK.

Your cart should be at curbside for collection ONLY, and should not remain out all week. If you have any questions regarding your new service, please call the Southland office at 284-1000. We look forward to serving you.


Yard Trash

Your yard trash collection and disposal is provided by the City’s Public Works Department for a fee of $6.50 per month. The City normally collects all residential yard trash within the City. The City utilizes routes Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM. The City collects yard trash such as leaves, grass clippings, pine straw, twigs, and small pruning limbs (less than three feet long and less than three inches in diameter). If you have any questions concerning your yard debris collection service, please call Blackshear Public Works Department at 449-7008.