Public Works

  • Roads & Bridges

    The Candler County Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining roads, bridges and associated drainage in Candler County, outside the City of Metter. Public Works also maintains all street signs in the county, and issues road permits for timber clearing.

  • Landfill & Recycling

    Candler County Public Works operates the Candler County Landfill and Recycling Center. Curbside residential and commercial waste is picked up by the County and deposited at the landfill. Recyclables are separated from the waste stream and diverted to the Recycling Center.

    New residents can arrange for curbside waste pickup through the Candler County Tax Assessor’s Office. Curbside pickup is included in Candler County property taxes.

    The Recycling Center is also open to residents for free drop off of newspaper, glass, aluminum, motor oil, batteries, and other recyclables. The Recycling Center cannot take paint and other hazardous materials. Please call 912-685-9579 to check acceptability if you have a question about your recyclable materials. Old tires are accepted for a fee.
    Business Hours
    Landfill 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Inert 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Click to view Recycle Center Business Hours

    Candler County Public Works
    Jerry Lanier, Public Works Supervisor
    Robert Hendrix, Landfill Manager
    Becky Loveall, Secretary 
    842 Landfill Road
    Metter, GA 30439
    Phone: 912-685-2822

    Recycling Center
    192 Landfill Road
    Metter, GA 30439
    Phone: 912-685-9579

    To arrange curbside waste pickup, please call the Tax Assessor’s Office at 912-685-6346.