After Irma: Important info for Effingham County residents

Below is a list of important information and links for Effingham County residents following Hurricane Irma. For additional information from Effingham County Emergency Management, visit here or call 912-754-8206. DO NOT call 911 for non-emergencies or to report power outages.

Stay up-to-date on your county:

Text ‘Follow EffinghamEMA to 40404 for text alerts from our EMA office. Standard messaging rates apply.

For property damage:

Call 1-800-451-1954 through September 30, 2017, to report damage to your home or property to Effingham County-Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

This hotline will connect survivors with reputable and vetted relief agencies. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need.


Effingham County-Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), Anyone with damage to their home/property can register with the VOAD for help, All services are free (chainsaw work, debris cleanup, mucking out) but limited by demand, Register as soon as possible 1-800-451-1954



  • Republic Service (unincorporated portions of the county/outside city limits) – currently collecting on regular routes and will try to pick up additional cans when possible. Recycling is suspended until further notice; customers can use both cans for trash. Collection will continue on regularly scheduled trash days to pick up both cans. Customer service phone number 912-964-2211.
  • Waste Management (inside the city limits of Guyton, Rincon, Springfield) – currently collecting on regular routes. Recycling and trash is to be kept separated as normal. Collections will continue on regularly scheduled days. There are no plans for additional routes for dates that were missed. Customer service phone number 912-965-0300.
  • Trash Overflow & Vegetative Debris – the Effingham County Landfill (2750 Courthouse Rd, Guyton GA 31312) has several large containers for overflow of household trash and a collection site for natural vegetative debris. This location is open Wednesday-Saturday 8am-5:30pm.



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