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The City of Thomson operates the Recycling Center located at 863 Augusta Highway, Thomson, GA. It is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Any City or County resident may drop off recyclables during normal business hours. There are larger containers positioned outside the fenced area for residents, both City and County, who may need to drop off recyclables during the weekend. 

For residents who live inside the City Limits and in Dearing, curbside recyclable pickup is available once per week, usually on the same day that residential garbage pickup is scheduled. After recyclable pickup, containers should be removed from street side and not left curbside overnight. This service is included in the monthly sanitation bill. Again, additional recyclables may also be dropped off by City or County residents at the recycling center.

If a resident chooses to bring recyclables to the center, any sorting by material type is preferred and helps hold down costs. 

What Can Be Recycled?

Cans Aluminum cans only. Steel or tin cans cannot be recycled. Aerosol cans of any material cannot be recycled.
Glass Glass bottles and jars, plate glass or window glass/panes. Colors of glass accepted are clear, green and brown. Mirrors dishes, and light bulbs cannot be recycled. Please rinse bottles and jars and remove lids before recycling. 
Newspaper Newspapers including inserts, magazines, catalogs, phone books, shredded paper in bags, printer paper, and junk mail. Paper grocery bags may be recycled.

Any cardboard can be recycled. 

Plastic Currently we accept plastic recyclables that are white, clear, or green in color. Plastic milk jugs, water bottles, and drink bottles are the most common plastic items that we accept, but these must be white, clear, or green. Please rinse and remove lids before recycling.

Metal appliances can be recycled. Please see this page


NOT Recyclable  
Plastic Grocery Bags

No plastic grocery bags of any kind are accepted for recycle.

Styrofoam No Styrofoam of any kind can be recycled.


Thomson-McDuffie Recycle Drop-off Facility
863 Augusta Highway
Thomson, GA 30824

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Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jakarta Jones

Interim Director
Phone: 706-597-7392

317 Railroad St.
Thomson, GA 30824

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