Welcome to the City of Cochran!


The City of Cochran is a uniquely progressive rural community built upon efficient and effective service delivery with an organizational culture that strives to embrace change and diversity. The City also strives to ensure a high level of innovation and sustainable development while maintaining and enhancing a quality educational system, with the ultimate goal of providing a safe and secure environment to live, raise families, work, conduct business, and play.

News and Updates


 To view the report regarding the "Adjustment of Funding Inequities Between the City of Cochran and Bleckley County" that was discussed and appoved by the Mayor and City Council at the Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, please click on "Read More."  For additional information regarding the documents used to prepare this report, please click on the appropriate attachment: House Bill 489, September 23, 2015 Letter to County to negotiate Service Delivery Strategy, January 5, 2016 Letter to County to negotiate Service Delivery Strategy, Service Delivery Strategy, September 29, 2014 Letter of Intent to revise or terminate "Communications and Fire Protection Agreement", List of Fire Department Equipment onwed by City and County, and February 10, 2016 Letter to County confirming termination of County Fire Service.


 CHANGE OF SCHEDULE:  The delivery of the new side-loader trash charts is experiencing a delay.  If your cart has not been exchanged, please leave your cart at the street until 6:00 pm on the day of pick-up.  The new side-loader truck and the old trash truck will run the same route next week (February 8th) until all the old carts are exchanged.


 At the request of citizens, the City Council formed a Task Force to investigate the feasibility of establishing a City Park.  A summary of the work of the Task Force to-date can be viewed by clicking on "Read More".


Underground Excavating, Inc. will be closing Jones Road Bridge at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, for five months for demolition and reconstruction of a new bridge.



New trash carts will be delivered to residents beginning on Monday, January 25th with new side loader pick-up beginning on Monday, February 1st.  The new trash carts will replace old carts.  New trash carts will have instructions on how to properly place the cart so the side loader truck can pick them up.  Carts will need to have three (3) foot clearance on both sides.  Garbage routes and weely pick-up schedules WILL NOT CHANGE.


A Grapple truck will pick-up limbs and leaves on the same day of the week that garbage carts are emptied.  For more effective service delivery to City customers, yard waste and limb pick-up must remain a pile no larger than 5' x 5' x 5'. Residents should avoid mixing household trash with limbs and leaves.


Bulk waste pick-up will be on the second Saturday of each month.  No more than three household items, such as furniture, will be picked up.  Bulk waste is limited to 75 pounds per household. Residents should not place their bulk waste at the curb until the morning of the second Saturday of each month, to prevent the bulk waste from becoming a nuisance.


Questions regarding new trash carts, limb pick-up, or bulk waste pick-up should be directed to City Hall at (478) 934-6346.


The City of Cochran takes pride in delivering the best service to City customers and appreciates the cooperation of all Cochran residents to ensure the highest level of service.