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NOTICE: The City of Thomasville will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 23 - 26. The city will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for the New Year's Holiday. Follow this link for the Holiday sanitation schedule.

Recycling Services

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Garbage and Recycling Containers 

The City requires that the owner of the property provide a City-approved waste container. Containers may be purchased from the City at cost (Currently $52, price may change). The container is warranted for ten years from usual wear and tear. The City will replace lids and wheels at no charge. To make a request for repair or warranty question please call (336) 475-4239. Below are general policies. The City Ordinance that governs sanitation services is here. The City will provide a recycling container at no cost to the customer.

A list of streets and when services are provided can be seen here.

 

 

III. Recyclables are picked up once a week from the curb in a recycling bin supplied by the City (see below for more details).

A. Place loose items in the recycling bin after rinsing:

1. Glass jars and bottles, no lids or caps.
2. Beverage and food cans.
3. PET (#1) and HOPE (#2) plastics, no lids or caps.

B. Newspaper must be tied or in a brown grocery bag.

Residential Recycling Program

What items can be placed in the recycle bin? Clear and colored glass, aluminum/steel and beverage cans (rise and remove lids), plastic bottles/jugs*, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, magazines, junk mail, catalogs, computer paper, notebook paper, and phone books. Also, paperboard packaging such as shoe boxes, gift boxes, drink cartons and clean dry food boxes. Cereal boxes without the wax paper or foil liners are acceptable.

*All bottles or jugs marked 1-7 are acceptable (remove caps).

What items are not acceptable for recycling? All of the following are NOT allowed - Food containers (other than specified above); aluminium foil pie plates; aerosol cans or scrap aluminium; ceramics; cookware; china plates, cups, bowls, etc.; drinking glasses; food or liquids; garbage; clothes hangers; light bulbs of any type; light fixtures; paint cans; scrap metal; wire; yard waste; flowerpots of any type; window glass, plate glass or mirror glass; disposable personal hygiene items (diapers, tissue, etc); oil of any type; Styrofoam products of any type (peanuts, packing sheets, coffee cups, etc.); plastic sheeting or bags of any type.