The City of Thomson’s Sanitation Department works daily to efficiently handle the citizens’ garbage and other waste. The following information summarizes our policies and procedures concerning daily pick of garbage and yard waste. Should you have any questions concerning the following, please contact us at 706-595-1781.
Residential garbage is collected one time per week. The normal residential fee for this service is $17 per month and is shown on your monthly utility bill. A complete fee schedule is shown below. To be collected, garbage must be in an approved 90 gallon container (supplied by the City), and rolled to the curbside no later than 8 am on the day your area of the City is scheduled for pickup. After pickup, the empty containers must be removed to the rear of the residence and out of sight of the public and general street traffic.
Residential garbage is defined as domestic waste including food scraps, cans, paper, rags, and other such waste matter that is normally associated with home garbage.
What is NOT Collected
Residential garbage does not include:
Yard Waste Collection
Special Pickup Services Available (Additional Fees Apply)
Roll-off containers are available from the City for use in gathering large amounts of waste and trash. Examples of where such a container might be used would be collection of construction materials and debris, carpet, demolition materials from home improvement projects/renovations, etc. The charge for service is $133 per load, plus the tipping fee charged by McDuffie County to receive the waste at the Transfer Station. A 10% fuel surcharge fee (10 % times the tipping fee charge) is usually applied to the bills for this type of service. An up-front deposit of $150 is required of customers who already have a utility service with the City, such as water or gas . This up-front deposit is $300 for those who do not have regular account for services from the City.
Inside the City limits, the City of Thomson is the sole provider of sanitation service, including roll-off service. Regarding any pickup outside the normal scope of Sanitation’s operations, please contact 706-595-1781, and request a site visit by the Solid Waste Director.
The City operates a recycling center, designed to help our citizens minimize what is taken to the transfer station and ultimately, a landfill. For City residents, recyclable materials are picked up one time each week, usually on the same day as your garbage pickup. These materials are to be placed in the green recyclable containers, supplied by the City and placed curbside. Items that can be recycled are listed here. This service is included in the monthly fee for sanitation service Items shown on the recyclable list can also be taken to the Recycling Center , 863 Augusta Highway, and received at no charge.
To Make Any Special Sanitation Request outside these guidelines, call 706-595-1781
|Residential Carts (90gal)||$17.00||$26.00||Residence with 2 carts|
|Commercial Carts (90gal)||$31.00|
|Commercial Dumpsters - 2 Cu.Yd.||$68.00|
|Commercial Dumpsters - 4 Cu.Yd.||$114.00|
|Commercial Dumpsters - 6 Cu.Yd.||$158.00|
|Commercial Dumpsters - 8 Cu.Yd.||$192.00|
|Commercial 30 Yd. Roll Off||$133.00||Fee is per each trip + Landfill tipping fee***|
|***Fuel Surcharge may apply|
317 Railroad St. Thomson, GA 30824