Valdosta Announces Thanksgiving Sanitation Schedule

The City of Valdosta will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

The Sanitation Division will collect residential garbage only on Thursday, Nov. 26.  Citizens who normally have their sanitation collected on Thursdays should place their yard waste at the curbside by 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27 for both Thursday and Friday collections.

As a reminder, the City of Valdosta Recycling Drop Sites are open 24/7. Residents can place their recyclables at one of the three drop sites throughout the city.

  1. City Lot at the corner of South Lee Street and East Savannah Avenue
  2. Five-Points Shopping Center
  3. City Lot on Hill Avenue (1025 W Hill Ave)

The Public Works Department appreciates citizens' cooperation and patience as sanitation workers do their best to pick up both routes—over 7,000 customers—on Thursday. Since special pickups use additional vehicles and manpower, citizens are urged to minimize any calls for special pickup requests for the adjusted Thanksgiving Day schedule.

Citizens may call the Public Works Department at 229-259-3590 for more information.