People cleaning out a shed Sunday evening in the 3300 block of Mogul Road found what appeared to be a 40 mm artillery from the World War II era.
They put the ordnance in a trash can and called deputies at about 6:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriffs Office.
The Macon Police Department Bomb Squad, which now includes Bibb deputies in advance of next years consolidation of the departments, removed the ordnance without incident.
The squad plans to detonate it during a future training exercise, said Deputy Clay Williams, Public Affairs Officer for the Bibb County Sheriffs Office.
Deputies urge anyone who finds any type of explosive or has suspicions about a device to call law enforcement before touching it.