SOLID WASTE ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY DELAYS FOR YARD TRIMMING COLLECTION SERVICE

The City of Thomasville’s Solid Waste department has announced a temporary delay of yard trimming collection services. “A variety of conditions have led to delays in the collection services of residential yard trimmings,” said Jimmy Smith, Jr., Solid Waste & Landfill Superintendent. “We understand that these delays are inconvenient and frustrating for our customers, and we are doing everything in our power to restore services to their regular schedule.” According to Smith, the...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES DURING 2021 WASTE & RECYCLING WORKERS WEEK

The City of Thomasville is proud to announce it has joined cities across the state to celebrate 2021 Waste & Recycling Workers Week. On February 23rd, 2021, Governor Brian Kemp proclaimed the week of June 17th (June 14 -18) as Waste and Recycling Workers Week across the state of Georgia. This week-long awareness effort is focused on the essential work provided by solid waste workers. “We are proud to participate in this state-wide effort to ensure that our solid waste and landfill...



LANDFILL TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR WEIGHT SCALE REPLACEMENT

The City of Thomasville has announced a temporary change to the Thomasville-Thomas County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill’s Saturday operating hours. On Saturday, May 15th, the landfill will be temporarily closed to the public in order to replace its weight scales. “Replacing the weight scales that are currently in use will allow us to continue to provide excellent service to our customers,” said Lee Thomas, Assistant Solid Waste and Landfill Superintendent. “Our scales have been...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE TO HOST THEIR ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN EVENT

The City of Thomasville Solid Waste Department invites you to spruce up for spring at the annual Spring Clean events to be held on Saturday, April 10th, and Saturday, April 17th. The events are open to all City of Thomasville residents. “April is a popular time for household spring cleaning projects,” said Jimmy Smith, Solid Waste & Landfill Superintendent. “We host the annual drop-off events to assist our city residents with the disposal of household items that are not suitable for...



GOOD FRIDAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of Good Friday. Due to the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules will be as follows: Utilities Response Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule. They can be reached by calling 229-227-5499. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse City of Thomasville residential refuse collection will remain on their normal schedule. Customers are...



BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER

As part of a statewide effort to recycle and reuse Christmas trees, the City of Thomasville, in conjunction with Keep Thomas County Beautiful, will host the 2021 ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ Christmas tree recycling program on Saturday, January 9th. Citizens can bring their undecorated, live Christmas trees to the recycling center located in the 1200 block of Remington Avenue behind Fire Rescue Station Three, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. “This event helps us to promote the...



LANDFILL EXPANSION NEARS COMPLETION

An expansion of the Thomasville/Thomas County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill is nearing completion at the nearly 600-acre land parcel. The construction of an additional cell for solid waste disposal is expected to be completed in mid-to-late October at an anticipated cost of approximately $4 million. “The discussions regarding construction of cell 5 began back in 2018,” said Chris White, Executive Director of Public Utilities. “As existing cells near full capacity, it becomes...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE ANNOUNCES OPERATION CHANGES TO RECYCLING CENTER

The City of Thomasville has announced changes to the City’s recycling center hours. Effective immediately, the Recycling Center located in the 1200 block of Remington Avenue behind Fire Rescue Station Three will operate from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. The center will be closed on Sundays. The Recycling Center will also be staffed during normal operating hours. “We are fortunate to live in a community that values environmentally...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE CELEBRATES SOLID WASTE APPRECIATION DAY

Each year in June, the nation celebrates National Garbage Man Day in recognition of the men and women of the waste management industry who work hard all year to process, filter and recycle more than 250 million tons of garbage annually. This year, the City of Thomasville is celebrating Solid Waste Appreciation Day on June 17th in honor of the men and women who work so diligently to keep our community clean. “Our Solid Waste team works quietly behind the scenes to keep our community...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE TO HOST THEIR ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN EVENT

The City of Thomasville will be hosting their annual Spring Clean Event during the month of April. “We know that April is a popular time for our customers to organize and dispose of household items that aren’t always suitable for our landfill,” stated Jimmy Smith, Solid Waste Superintendent, “For that reason, we host several different drop off events in a few of our beautiful community parks.” This year’s Spring Clean Event will kick off on April 13 at Parnell Park. There...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE’S SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT COMPLETES OSHA CERTIFICATION

The City of Thomasville’s Solid Waste staff recently completed an important certification that certifies the department to respond to chemical spills. 16 staff members have successfully earned Hazardous Materials Operation/ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Level II Certification. “Having this certification is very important for our community,” said Nate Tyler, Director of Solid Waste and Public Works, “Hazardous waste, if not handled properly, could endanger...