403 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island, GA 31328
tel. (912)786-4573

Public Works

Our mission is to serve, maintain, beautify, and enhance the City of Tybee Island’s infrastructure for all citizens in an effective, efficient, and proactive approach.



Staff:
Joe Wilson - Director
912.472.5041
jwilson@cityoftybee.org

Danny Carpenter
912.472.5042
dcarpenter@cityoftybee.org

Jackie Cary - Administrative Assistant
912.472.5043
jcary@cityoftybee.org

Public Works yard address:
76 Polk Street
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Dump Hours:
7:30am til 3:30pm Monday thru Friday
Noon til 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center on site for:
Cans
Boxes
Metal
Phone Books
Oyster shells
 
Public meeting and recreational facilities
 
The Public Works Department cares for the various buildings and parks on Tybee Island that are available for the public to enjoy. A list of these facilities is on our Parks & Recreation page.

Sanitation Engineering Services
Tybee City government, residents, and business people are cooperative partners in a mutual goal - to provide complete and efficient sanitation services to the community so that the Island's native beauty is preserved, the natural environment is protected, and the Island's ecological heritage is perpetuated for future generations, while providing for the needs of our citizens and of the visiting public who come to enjoy our Island beaches.
 
Tybee's barrier island environment prevents use of a landfill. However, there is a collection dumpster at Public Works, and recycling and trash pickup is provided for residents according to the schedules below via a contract with WastePro. Recycling pick-up occurs every Wednesday and replaces the small recycling bins with full-size, 96 gallon bins. Your recycling bin is marked by the circling dolphins that make up the Tybee Recycles logo, and the unmarked bin is to continue to be used for trash. On top of the recycling bin, there is also a sticker that shows the kinds of materials currently accepted for recycling purposes.
 
Please review the information below for details on trash pick-up schedules, yard waste and recycling instructions, information about plastics recycling, and the waste dumpster kept in the DPW yard.
 
FOR THE SAFETY OF COLLECTION STAFF, please make sure that you do NOT use bungee cords, or stretch materials that may break and snap, to secure garbage lids, bundle yard waste, or otherwise hold your trash. Recently one of WastePro's staff was seriously injured when a bungee cord snapped and the end hit him in the eye! If your neighborhood has trouble with racoons, be aware the container lids are designed to be difficult for racoons to open. If dogs are your problem, they recommend splashing a bit of bleach on the sides and top to ward off the sniffers before they cause trouble. Use string or rope when necessary to secure or bundle materials. Thank you!
 
Visit WastePro's web site at http://www.wasteprousa.com/.
 
You can contact WastePro and City staff by calling one of the telephone numbers below or by clicking the appropriate item below:

Telephone numbers
:
Waste Pro: 912.965.0777
City Manager: 912.472.5070
Administrative Assistant: 912.472.5072
Public Works: 912.472.5043
Police: 912.786.5600
 
Yard Trash:
· Leaves, yard clippings, paper, straw, and loose yard care items shall be placed in water tight bags or other suitable containers which, when full, do not exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight. If paper recycling bags are used, please keep them dry until pickup!
· Palm fronds, branches, and other long yard waste must be tied into bundles for easy collection, then stacked and placed adjacent to the street, road or alley for collection.
· Heavy brush and tree branches no longer than three (3) feet in length and six (6) inches in diameter should be gathered into a pile no larger than five (5) cubic yards.
· Special collection may be requested for those residents who have a pile larger than the above, by calling 912.965.0777 to set up a private contract with WastePro.
· Yard trash is picked up on the first of the two pick-up days for each area!

Other collection alternatives:
Tybee Island Public Works on Polk Street maintains a collection dumpster for dry trash. Dry trash is considered as any item normally accumulated in the care and maintenance of a residence including, but not limited to, yard trimmings, leaves, paper, cardboard, wood, metal, and rubber. Contractors are only allowed to use the dumpsters at the Tybee Island Public Works for yard debris. All other debris will be hauled off at the contractor’s expense! WastePro picks up all trash and yard waste, including large items, by appointment; residents are encouraged to use curbside services whenever possible, reserving use of the Public Works dumpster only for exceptional situations.\
 
The Recycling Center, nearby on Polk Street, also has recycle containers for aluminum, newspapers, and cardboard, with an additional area in the yard for large metal items such as appliances. Note that new security gates at DPW have been put in place and the recycling bins are now only accessible during regular public works hours.
 
Public Works hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm, and Saturday - Sunday, 12:00n - 2:00pm.
 
County residents may also use the Wilmington Island Recycling and Collection Center on Wilmington Island for their dry trash and recyclables. Their hours are Monday - Saturday, 8am - 5:30 pm, and Sunday, 12:00n - 5:30pm.

Residents who wish to avoid taking their carts to the curb and back for collection may contact WastePro directly and sign up for "side-door pick-up service". WastePro staff will retrieve your bins from next to your home, empty them, and re-stow them. The fee for this additional service is $15/monthly.
 
eRecycling:
Electronic circuit boards contain an abundance of heavy metals - these are both poisonous in the groundwater and rare commodities for the manufacture of future electronic devices. To protect our health today and our economic competitiveness in the future, it is important that electronic waste does not get put into landfills. Older, but working, electronic items such as computers, printers, VCR and DVD players, radios, and LCD televisions can be donated to Goodwill for re-use in the community. (Note that Goodwill has stopped accepting old CRT-style or tube television sets.) Older cell phones should be returned to your service provider, where they can be distributed to members of battered families to protect their privacy or used to provide service for military personnel away from home. Non-functioning electronics can be taken to the erecycling center at 1321 Eisenhower in Savannah, which is available with extended hours to take your discarded electronics! For more information about hours, materials accepted, and locations, visit the "Savannah Recycles" web pages by clicking here. You can download a complete list of all sites, hours, materials accepted, and other useful information by clicking this link. Although DPW has previously jointly sponsored erecycling days with Savannah, given the hours of the Eisenhower center (Tu-Sa, 8:30a-5p), there is no need to wait! Take that old stuff in, and ask your neighbors if they have some old electronics they've been waiting to get rid of! If you still have questions, you can contact the Recycling Coordinator Office at (912) 651-1967. More information at the site's web page: https://recycling.chathamcounty.org/Recycling-Drop-Off. 
 
Recycling information:
Below is a complete list of the current recyclables accepted for Tybee's single-stream recycling services. Please pay attention to what is and is not acceptable, as contamination by unacceptable materials can cause an entire load being rejected, resulting in additional shipping charges as well as land fill fees.

ACCEPTABLE

ITEMS FOR SINGLE-STREAM

Paper Items

·         News Paper

·         Junk Mail

·         Magazines

·         Books

·         Paper Bags

·         Cardboard (no waxed)

·         Egg Cartons (paper only)

·         File Folders

·         Shredded Paper

·         Ream Wrappers

·         Sticky Notes

·         Office Paper(all colors)

·         Envelopes

·         Telephone Books

·         Pizza Boxes (clean-no grease or oils)

·         Cereal boxes (chip board)

Metal

·         Aluminum Cans (CRV and Non CRV)

·         All Food Cans - tuna, vegetable and fruit cans (rinsed)

·         Metal lids

·         Coat hangers


Plastic Items

·         All Plastics 1-7 (but no Styrofoam, plastic bags, or plastic wraps)

·         Plastic Lids and Tubs

·         Plastic Boxes & Pails

·         Plastic Toys (batteries removed)  

·         Milk Jugs ( rinsed)

·         Plastic Bottles (crv & non crv)

·         Rubber Maid Plastics  

·         Detergent Bottles ( rinsed)

·         Computer and Music CDs

·         Plastic Hangers


Glass

·         Glass Bottles

All colors (rinsed)                                                  

UNACCEPTABLE

ITEMS FOR SINGLE-STREAM

DO NOT PUT THESE ITEMS IN THE COMPACTOR OR YOUR RECYCLING BIN 

  • Trash - Left over food products such as fruit & meats
  • Hazardous or Biohazard Waste
  • Sharps or Needles
  • Soiled Paper Towels
  • Diapers
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Kleenex
  • Used Paper Plates
  • Window Glass
  • Mirrors
  • Waxed Cardboard or Tetra containers
  • Ice Cream Containers
  • Garden Hose Pipe
  • Hazardous Waste Containers such as antifreeze containers
  • Light Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Motor Oil & Oil Filters
  • Clothing
  • Styrofoam
  • Wood
  • PVC
  • Bubble wrap
  • Shrink Wrap (LDPE)
  • Tyvec - home wrap or envelopes
  • Computer mice or keyboards (Please take all electronics to the e-recycling center on Eisenhower Drive.)
  • Insulated or Romex wire
  • Plastic Bags  
NOTE:

·        As you can see from this list, many items can be recycled. More than what is considered garbage. It will benefit everyone to recycle as much as possible.

·        Please dispose of garbage properly. If any garbage is put into the recycling container, it may contaminate the entire load making the items no longer recyclable.

 
 Scheduled trash pickup:
 
Although regularly scheduled collection days are indicated in the map below, you can contact WastePro to schedule pick-up for large amounts of household trash, yard waste, or appliances which would not normally be taken during their regular visit. Again, please use the online links above for a service request if at all possible for better service.
 
New Recycling and Yard Waste Pickup Schedule

Recycling and yard waste pick-up are going to take place for each neighborhood on the same day that regular waste is picked up the first time each week starting January 1st, 2014!

  • Monday / Thursday Residents: Garbage / Recycle / Yard Waste will all be picked up on Mondays. Thursday will be waste only. (Yellow zone)
  • Tuesday / Friday Residents: Garbage / Recycle / Yard Waste will all be picked up on Tuesdays. Friday will be waste only. (Red zone)
  • Wednesday / Saturday Residents will see no changes. (Green zone)

Please call (912) 965-0777 if you have any questions.

 
 
Pictures confusing? Find your street and address in the list below to determine your trash pick up days.
 
Prefix Street Name Type Range Garbage NewDay
10TH CT Mon/Thur
10TH PL Mon/Thur
10TH ST Mon/Thur
10TH ST 401, 405, 502 Wed/Sat
10TH TER Mon/Thur
11TH PL Mon/Thur
11TH ST Mon/Thur
11TH TER Mon/Thur
12TH PL Mon/Thur
12TH ST Mon/Thur
12TH ST 503, 601 Wed/Sat
12TH TER Mon/Thur
13TH LN Mon/Thur
13TH ST Mon/Thur
13TH ST 403, 501, 503, 504, 602, 701 Wed/Sat
13TH TER Mon/Thur
14TH ST Mon/Thur
14TH ST 503, 504, 601, 602, 702, 703, 704, 802 Wed/Sat
15TH ST Mon/Thur
15TH ST 402, 403, 501, 503, 504, 602, 603, 604, 704 Wed/Sat
17TH PL Mon/Thur
17TH ST Mon/Thur
18TH LN Mon/Thur
18TH PL Mon/Thur
18TH ST Mon/Thur
18TH TER Mon/Thur
19TH ST Mon/Thur
1ST ST Tues/Fri
  1ST ST 204, 405, 406, 407, 601, 803, 817, 819, 825, 827, 829 Wed/Sat
2ND AVE Mon/Thur
2ND AVE

1

Tues/Fri
  2ND AVE 201, 205, 207, 211, 215, 302 Wed/Sat
  2ND PL   Wed/Sat
2ND ST Tues/Fri
  2ND ST   Wed/Sat
2ND TER Tues/Fri
  3RD ST   Wed/Sat
  4TH ST   Wed/Sat
5TH AVE 1, 10, 11, 13, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 Tues/Fri
5TH AVE 201, 203, 204, 206 Tues/Fri Green
5TH AVE Wed/Sat
  5TH ST   Mon/Thur
  5TH ST 404, 501, 503 Wed/Sat
N 6TH AVE 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2, 20, 22, 6 Tues/Fri
6TH AVE Wed/Sat
6TH PL Mon/Thur
6TH ST Mon/Thur
6TH ST 402, 403, 406, 501, 503, 601, 605, 607, 611, 613, 615 Wed/Sat
6TH TER Mon/Thur
7TH AVE Wed/Sat
7TH LN Mon/Thur
7TH ST Mon/Thur
7TH ST 402, 403, 501, 503, 504, 506, 510 Wed/Sat
7TH TER Mon/Thur
8TH LN Mon/Thur
8TH PL Mon/Thur
8TH ST Mon/Thur
8TH ST 404, 406, 502 Wed/Sat
8TH TER Mon/Thur
9TH ST Mon/Thur
9TH ST 402, 403 Wed/Sat
9TH TER Mon/Thur
ALGER AVE Tues/Fri
ALLEY Wed/Sat
ANDERSON CT Tues/Fri
ATLANTIC AVE Mon/Thur
BAY ST Tues/Fri
BAYVIEW LN Tues/Fri
BEACHWOOD CT Tues/Fri
BILLFISH LN Wed/Sat
BREEZY POINT Tues/Fri
BREWERS LANDING Tues/Fri
BRIGHT ST Tues/Fri
BRYAN ST Tues/Fri
BUTLER AVE Mon/Thur
BUTLER AVE Mon/Thur
BUTLER AVE

101

Tues/Fri
BUTLER AVE 102 - 411 Wed/Sat
BYERS ST Tues/Fri
S CAMPBELL AVE Tues/Fri
N CAMPBELL AVE Tues/Fri
CAPTAINS VIEW Tues/Fri
CARPENTER RD Green
CASON AVE Tues/Fri
CEDARWOOD AVE Tues/Fri
  CENTER PL   Mon/Thur
  CENTER ST   Mon/Thur
  CENTER ST

403

Wed/Sat
  CENTER TER   Mon/Thur
CHATHAM AVE Wed/Sat
DOGWOOD AVE Tues/Fri
DRIFTWOOD CT Tues/Fri
EAGLES NEST LN Tues/Fri
ESTILL AVE Tues/Fri
EVELYN LN Tues/Fri
FLEETWOOD CT Tues/Fri
FORT AVE Tues/Fri
GABBY LN Tues/Fri
GEN GEORGE C MARSHALL BLVD Tues/Fri
GULICK Tues/Fri
HODGES ST Tues/Fri
HORSEPEN POINT DR Tues/Fri
HOSTI AVE Tues/Fri
  HWY 80   502, 701, 703, 719 Mon/Thur
HWY 80 Tues/Fri
INLET AVE Wed/Sat
IZLAR AVE Mon/Thur
JONES AVE 1, 3, 5,7, 9, 10, 11 Tues/Fri
  JONES AVE 1 - 513 Wed/Sat
JONES AVE Wed/Sat
KINGRY ST Tues/Fri
LAUREL AVE Tues/Fri
  LEWIS AVE   Wed/Sat
LIGHTHOUSE LN Tues/Fri
LINTON ST Tues/Fri
LIVE OAK AVE Tues/Fri
LOGAN ST Tues/Fri
LOVELL AVE 601 - 1710 Mon/Thur
LOVELL AVE Tues/Fri
  LOVELL AVE   Wed/Sat
  LOVELL ST   Wed/Sat
LULLWATER RD Tues/Fri
MARSH CREEK CV Wed/Sat
MCKENZIE ST Tues/Fri
MCLEOD AVE Wed/Sat
MEDDIN AVE Tues/Fri
MEDDIN DR Tues/Fri
MEDDIN LN Tues/Fri
MILLER AVE 1 thru 14 Tues/Fri
  MILLER AVE   Wed/Sat
MILLER AVE 812 - 1011 Wed/Sat
MOORE AVE Tues/Fri
NAYLOR AVE Tues/Fri
NEPTUNE LN Wed/Sat
NORTHSHORE DR Tues/Fri
NORTHWAVES LN Tues/Fri
OCEANVIEW CT Tues/Fri
OFFICERS ROW Tues/Fri
  OLD HWY 80      Mon/Thur
PALMWOOD CT Tues/Fri
PALMWOOD ST Tues/Fri
PINE ST Tues/Fri
POLK ST Tues/Fri
PULASKI DR Tues/Fri
PULASKI ST Tues/Fri
RAILWOOD LN Tues/Fri
RIVER OAK LN Tues/Fri
ROBINSON AVE Tues/Fri
ROSEWOOD AVE Tues/Fri
SANCTUARY PL Tues/Fri
SANDALWOOD CT Tues/Fri
SEABREEZE LN Tues/Fri
SHIPWATCH CIR Tues/Fri
SHIPWATCH LN Tues/Fri
SHIRLEY RD Mon/Thur
SILVER AVE Mon/Thur
SODA ROCK LN Tues/Fri
SOLOMON AVE Tues/Fri
SPRUCEWOOD Tues/Fri
STRAND AVE Mon/Thur
STRAND SHOWER Mon/Thur
T S CHU TER Mon/Thur
TAYLOR ST Tues/Fri
TERESA LN Tues/Fri
TERSA LN Tues/Fri
THRUSHWOOD AVE Tues/Fri
TYBRISA ST Mon/Thur
TYBRISA ST 403, 404, 405, 406, 408 Wed/Sat
VAN HORN AVE Tues/Fri
VENETIAN DR Wed/Sat
VETERANS DR Tues/Fri
VILLAGE  DR Wed/Sat
VILLAGE  PL Wed/Sat
WATERSIDE WALK Tues/Fri
WHITE OAK LN Tues/Fri
WILSON AVE Tues/Fri
WRENWOOD Tues/Fri

The Seven Types of Plastic

Why are most plastics marked with a number inside a recycling symbol? The simple answer is that each number represents the type of resin made to produce the plastic.

Because each resin is different, these numbers affect how and where you can recycle plastics. You don’t have to remember the name. Plastics are identified by numbers 1-7.

Here are some common products you’ll find of each type:

#1 PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)*: soda bottles, oven-ready meal trays and water bottles

#2 HDPE (High-density polyethylene)*: milk bottles, detergent bottles (Note that while plastic grocery and shopping bags are made of HDPE, they will prevent the operation of recycling machinery, so plastic bags are usually NOT allowed in recycle bins. You must take them to your grocery or retail store to place in their recycling bins.)

#3 PVC (Polyvinyl chloride): plastic food wrap, loose-leaf binders, and plastic pipes

#4 LDPE (Low-density polyethylene): dry cleaning bags, produce bags, and squeezable bottles

#5 PP (Polypropylene): medicine bottles, aerosol caps, and drinking straws

#6 PS (Polystyrene): compact disc jackets, packaging Styrofoam peanuts, and plastic tableware

#7 Other: reusable water bottles, certain kinds of food containers, and Tupperware

*PET and HDPE are the most common forms of plastic, so they are the easiest for which recycling locations are found

Current Rate Schedule
Current Utility Rate Schedules for Water, Sewer, and Garbage
Revised City of Tybee Island 2014 Water & Sewer Rate Schedule
These rate changes are in effect Jan 1 & appear beginning with your Feb bill 
Service  Rate Approved 8.26.10 Rate Approved 6.13.13 Rate Approved 1.23.14
Water: Commercial Multi $10.86 $11.55 $11.72
    Additional Units (no kitchen) $7.00 $7.44 $7.55
Commercial Single $10.86 $11.55 $11.72
Bed & Breakfast $10.86 $11.55 $11.72
Municipal $10.86 $11.55 $11.72
Residential – Single Family $9.55 $10.15 $10.30
Residential – Multi-Family (per kitchen) $9.55 $10.15 $10.30
Consumption Only/Sprinkler $9.55 $10.15 $10.30
Residential – Senior $4.60 $4.89 $4.96
Sewer: Commercial Multi $24.83 $26.40 $26.80
    Additional Units (no kitchen) $7.00 $7.44 $7.55
Commercial Single $24.83 $26.40 $26.80
Bed & Breakfast $24.83 $26.40 $26.80
Municipal $24.83 $26.40 $26.80
Residential – Single Family $21.86 $23.24 $23.59
Residential – Multi-Family (per kitchen) $21.86 $23.24 $23.59
Residential – Senior $11.08 $11.78 $11.96
Consumption Rates per 1,000 Gallons:
Service: Usage Volume: (gallons) Rate Approved 8.26.10 Rate Approved 6.13.13 Rate Approved 1.23.14
Water: 0 - 3,000
3,000 – 5,000 $3.00 $3.19 $3.24
5,000 – 10,000 $3.25 $3.46 $3.51
10,000 – 20,000 $3.50 $3.72 $3.78
20,000 and above $3.75 $3.99 $4.05
Sewer: 0 - 3,000 $0.00 $0.00
3,000 – 5,000 $3.00 $3.19 $3.24
5,000 – 10,000 $3.25 $3.46 $3.51
10,000–20,000 $3.50 $3.72 $3.78
20,000 & above $3.75 $3.99 $4.05
Sprinkler/ Consumption Only:
0 - 3,000 $3.00 $3.19 $3.24
3,000 – 5,000 $3.00 $3.19 $3.24
5,000 – 10,000 $3.25 $3.46 $3.51
10,000–20,000 $3.50 $3.72 $3.78
20,000 & above $4.50 $4.78 $4.85
* 3,000 gallons of water consumption and sewer disposal are included in the base charge for each customer class except Sprinkler/Consumption Only.
Revised Garbage & Recycle Rate Schedule
Rate Increase Based on 1.5% CPI
Service 2010 2013 2014**
Garbage: (Monthly) (Monthly) (Monthly)
Garbage Residential Cart $12.03 $12.22 $12.40
Additional Roll-Out Garbage Cart (per kitchen)* $15.00 $15.29 $15.52
Garbage Commercial Cart $23.45 $23.83 $24.19
Commercial Additional Garbage Cart $23.45 $23.83 $24.19
Administrative Surcharge Per Garbage Cart $0.00 $1.00 $1.02
Recycling:
Recycle Containers $3.02 $3.07 $3.12
Additional Recycle Container $3.02 $3.07 $3.12
Senior Over 62 (Must Show Proof of Residency & Complete Form) No Charge No Charge
Compactor Rate:
Rate/Cart/Month  $22.28 $22.28 $22.61
* The number of units billed is determined by the number of kitchens on premises.
** Current Rate Schedule based on CPI Approved by Council 1.23.14


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