Garbage will not be picked up on Wednesday, July 4 by the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department. If your normal pickup day is Wednesday, you are supposed to put out your garbage and recycling on Thursday by 8 a.m. However, this does not apply to commercial customers in the downtown district.
It is always worth checking your sanitation service's schedule. Robertson Sanitation, for example, is somewhat less American than other outfits, and again this year they will be doing their regular rounds on July 4.