Solid Waste Department

Jimmy Smith Jr.Jimmy Smith Headshot
Director of Solid Waste & Landfill

925 Davenport Drive
P.O. Box 1540
Thomasville, GA 31799
(229) 227-7092

LaTravis Jones
Assistant Solid Waste Superintendent
925 Davenport Drive
P.O. Box 1540
Thomasville, GA 31799
(229) 227-7092
(229) 227-3397 (Fax)
(229) 227-7001 (utilities account information)

The City of Thomasville Solid Waste Department provides the following services:

  • Residential Services - for residents of the City of Thomasville and residents of Thomas County (if desired)
  • Commercial Services - for the City of Thomasville and Thomas County
  • Roll-Off Containers - for the City of Thomasville, Thomas County, and surrounding cities
  • Recycling

If you are currently a City of Thomasville Utlities customer and need to add Solid Waste services to your account, please contact us at (229) 227-7001. If you aren’t a City of Thomasville Utilities customer, please click here for information on establishing an account with us.


From the City of Thomasville Municipal Code.

Garbage means all domestic waste of animal, fruit, vegetable, or grain origin that attends or is attributable to the preparation, use, cooking, or dealing in the handling or storage of meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains and such other organic materials or substances normally disposed of from residences, churches, schools, small business establishments and other similar places. Animal excrements, or manure, is also considered garbage. All other organic materials not specified herein are also considered as garbage if such materials are not stored in such a manner as to prevent fly breeding.

Refuse – means organic and inorganic materials small in size and quantity which are generally disposed of simultaneously with garbage and in the same container and which are generated by individuals or businesses. Refuse includes such items as paper, cardboard, clothing, cans, glass, crockery generated by a typical household or business as a part of daily routine but is not intended to include the waste products of a commercial manufacturing operation.

Trash – means organic and inorganic waste that is too large or heavy to be routinely broken down, compressed or otherwise disassembled to fit into the normal garbage or refuse containers utilized by a household or business for the collection of its waste. Trash would include, but is not limited to, such items as large appliances, furniture, construction debris, vehicular parts and manufacturing wastes.

Yard Debris – means the organic material generated by the maintenance of improved ground areas. Yard debris includes, but is not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, pine straw, shrubbery, tree branches, weeds, and similar materials.