Sanitation Fees

Effingham County Sanitation & Water/Sewer Startup New Homeowner Fees

You may set your services up two locations:

Effingham County Board of Commissioners Administrative Complex located at 601 N. Laurel St. Springfield, GA 31329. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Telephone 912-754-8012

Or Effingham County Sheriff’s Office Goshen Substation located at 109 Goshen Commercial Park Dr. Rincon, GA 31326. Hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. (If you are setting up services please arrive no later than 5:30 pm) Closed for lunch from 12:45pm to 2:00pm. Telephone 912-754-8168

Sanitation Startup

Sanitation fees are $215.00 per year and are collected on your tax bill each year. Sanitation fees are collected one year in advance and are not collected until there is a residence on the property.  Example: 2017 fees were collected on the 2016 tax bills and 2016 fees were collected on the 2015 tax bills. This yearly fee includes a trash cart and a recycle cart. The trash cart will be emptied by Atlantic Waste once a week, and the recycle cart is emptied once every two weeks. Trash carts remain with the property.

If your home is new construction you may be responsible for initial startup fees if the Sanitation fees are not already being collected. You will be charged the sanitation fee for the upcoming tax year, plus the pro-rated amount for the current year, based on remaining months left in current year.

You may sign up for an additional trash cart for an extra fee of $100 per year and/or an additional recycle cart for an extra fee of $60 per year, if you have more trash and recycle than one can allows.

Payment Information:

Please pay by cash, check, or money order only. (If paying by check you will need to have 2 checks if you pay both Water & Sewer deposit and Sanitation fees.) Checks are made payable to Effingham County.

Water & Sewer Deposit

If the home is located on the county water & sewer system there will be a $125.00 deposit if purchasing your home or $150.00 if renting to start your service. You will need to bring in your HUD paperwork or rental agreement and a valid driver’s license or ID card.

Additional Information

Residents within City limits call: 

  • Guyton City Hall
  • Phone: 912-772-3353
  • Rincon City Hall
  • Phone: 912-826-5745
  • Springfield City Hall
  • Phone: 912-754-6666