Public Services
Republic Services

We'll handle it from here.™ 

Sanitation services for residential and commercial properties, located within the City of Port Wentworth, are provided by Republic Services. Curbside pickup is offered once a week for residential homes and up to five times a week for commercial dwellings. Collection days are determined by street names for both residential and commercial locations.

Click here to view pick up days for household garbage collection.

For commercial properties, contact Republic Services directly at 912-964-2211. 

Republic Services
  • All-in-One Recycling 

    One container, many benefits. Republic Services believe that recycling at home should be effortless. All you have to do is place your recyclables in the container, and they’ll do the rest. Their advanced sorting equipment ensures your recyclables are processed responsibly and reliably. From efficient curbside pickup to thorough sorting systems, Republic is making our planet better.

    Items You Can Typically Recycle

    It is important that when recycling, you ensure your recyclables are EMPTYCLEAN and DRY.

    Acceptable Solid Waste Materials
    Landfill Transfer
    • Barrels
    • Tanks
    • Paperboard
    • Steel Cans
    • Mail
    • Cereal Food Boxes
    • Cardboard
    • Magazines
    • Paper
    • Household Plastics #1-7
    • Phonebooks
    • Aluminum Cans
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Glass Bottles
    Unacceptable Solid Waste Materials
    Landfill Transfer
    • Flammable Waste
    • PCB Materials
    • Fluorescent light tubes (large quantities)
    • Refinery Brick Materials
    • Corrosive Waste
    • Batteries
    • Abrasives
    • Off Spec raw Materials
    • Animal Waste
    • Cars, Trucks, Motor Homes, Buses (No Vehicles)

    Items Requiring Special Handling

    These items should never be mixed with regular recycling. Disposal requires special handling.

    • Incandescent light bulbs
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Computers & Electronics
    • Needles or syringes
    • Hazardous waste
    • Toxic material containers
    • Paint
    • Yard waste
  • Bulk Waste 

    Some items are too large to fit in your trash container and we know you don’t always have the time or ability to dispose of your large, bulk waste items. Because of this, the City of Port Wentworth offers its residents Bulk Waste pickup, which is completed on the same day household garbage is collected. Bulk items typically include: couches, lamps, rugs, mattresses, and large appliances without Freon. 

    No appointment is necessary. Simply place bulk items out for removal on your scheduled collection day and Republic Services will handle it from there. 
  • Curbside Pickup (Household Garbage) 

    Curbside Pickup for residential properties, located within the City of Port Wentworth, are provided once a week for residential homes. Collection days are determined by street names.

    Click here to view pick up days for household garbage collection.



  • Yard Waste (Dry Trash & Land Debris) 

    Yard Waste typically includes: grass clippings, leaves, branches, and other landscape debris. No appointment is necessary. Simply place yard waste out for removal on your scheduled collection day and Republic Services will handle it from there.  

    All yard waste should be placed in water tight bags or other suitable containers, not exceeding 35 lbs. Dry trash should not exceed 8 feet in length, 4 feet in height and 4 feet in width. Remember, do not blow leaves into the street as this clogs our drains and floods roadways.

Applying for Service


The City of Port Wentworth provides water service to over 3,000 City residents. When moving into a property in Port Wentworth, water service is established in the name of the owner or occupant unless otherwise stated by the landlord of a rental property. 


To start new services, customers are expected to complete a Water/Sewer/Sanitation Application and pay the required deposit amount(s). Applicants can apply in person at City Hall, 305 South Coastal Highway, Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The applications are available below and may be returned via fax to 912-966-7429 or emailed to

Please keep in mind that services will NOT be connected until the necessary deposit amount(s) are received at City Hall. Applications received before 12:00 noon, can typically be connected the same day. After 12:00 noon, services will be connected the following business day. 


Water/Sewer/Sanitation Application-Residential

Water/Sewer/Sanitation Application-Commercial

Water/Sewer/Sanitation Policies & Procedures Booklet 2019

Water/Sewer Rates FY19

Missed Pickups / Damaged Carts

Was your trash cart missed? Or perhaps your cart is damaged? Neighbor's car blocking your cart from being emptied on pickup days? We want to hear from you. Let us know the problems you're having by filling out and submitting the form below. Your request will be promptly looked into and we'll work to resolve the issue in a timely manner. Thank you for letting us know your concerns.

Problem Noticed (Date/Time)
Details Any additional information about the problem that you feel may be helpful.
Your Name
Phone Number
E-Mail Address

Other Recycling Resources, Including Information on Hard to Recycle Materials:

The Chatham County Resource Conservation & Recycling Education Center (CCRCREC) maintains information on its website to help citizens of the County, including City of Port Wentworth residents, to dispose of hazardous and nonhazardous household waste properly. The website includes a listing of facilities and businesses that will accept waste oil, hard to recycle materials, toxic wastes, and recyclables from the public.

Click here for the Drop Off Center hours of operation and for more information on the type of materials collected. 


To learn more on Hard to Recycle Materials, click here

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