October 1, 2019

Solid Waste and Recycling

Information regarding Residential Solid Waste Pickup, Contract Documents, Recycling Center Hours, and Acceptable Items.

City of Thomasville

Beginning August 5th, the City of Thomasville will take over solid waste curbside services in Brooks County.

If you ever experience any issues, difficulties, or problems with your service, please call 833-322-8725 for assistance. Their hours of operation are 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday (closed on holidays).

Please keep in mind a few simple guidelines for curbside service:

  • Containers must be rolled to the curb by 6 AM the day of pickup.
  • Containers should be rolled into a visible location that is out of the way of traffic and pedestrians; right next to the curb works well.
  • Do not place liquids in the container.
  • Container lid must be closed.
  • They are not responsible for any items outside the container (including additional bags of waste).

Your pick up date will be TUESDAYS.


We have two locations that are made available to all residents of the county for the disposal of solid waste and recyclable plastics, paper and metal materials. Not all centers offer the same services. Please continue reading for the offerings at each location.

Quitman Recycle Center, located on the Madison Hwy (SR 333) just south of Johnson Short Rd. on the left. This center offers disposal of solid waste and separate containers for plastic, paper and metal products.

Morven Recycle Center, located just off of SR 76 behind Morvan City Hall. This center offers disposal of solid waste and a separate container for metal products. This site does accept paper and plastic products but does not have the capacity to sort these materials for recycling.

Hours of operation at both centers:
Monday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Closed the following days during holidays:
Thanksgiving: Friday November 29
Christmas: Monday Dec 23, Wednesday Dec 25
New Years Day: Wednesday, January 1

No commercial dumping, construction materials, tires, batteries, propane tanks, yard brush and trees, paint cans unless empty, oil and fuels, compressed gas containers unless tops are removed and explosive materials.
Although we will accept gas operated machinery, it will be required that all gas and oil be drained from it off site before it can be brought to the centers.
Refrigerators and freezers must be empty.
No household garbage containing perishable items will be accepted.

Suggestions on disposal of materials not accepted at the centers:
Tires: These can be disposed of at businesses that sell and install tires for a small charge in most cases.

Batteries: Can be delivered to businesses that sell batteries and will usually pay you to do so.

Household garbage: Can be placed in the can provided our residents by our current service provider.

Yard brush, cut up trees and wood: These can usually be burned on site even in small quantities at a time. Check with proper authorities and possibly with the division of forestry for any necessary permits that may be required before burning begins. Some areas in the county and in the boundaries of our cities provide for periodic pickup of these materials if stacked curbside and cut in the required lengths. Consult your local service provider for more information on pickup times and other requirements.

Businesses and Contractors: As a general practice, waste from commercial projects are handled by having containers delivered on site by a service provider in the area. The cost of having this service provided is, in most cases, passed on to the homeowner or business for whom the service is being provided.