Solid Waste

The City of Colquitt Solid Waste Department provides the following services:

  • Residential Services - for residents of the City of Colquitt and residents of Miller County (if desired)
  • Commercial Services - for the City of Colquitt and Miller County

Garbage means all domestic waste of animal, fruit, vegetable, or grain origin that attends or is attributable to the preparation, use, cooking, or dealing in the handling or storage of meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, and such other organic materials or substances normally disposed of from residences, churches, schools, small business establishments, and other similar places. Animal excrement, or manure, is also considered garbage. All other organic materials not specified herein are also considered as garbage if such materials are not stored in such a manner as to prevent fly breeding. 

Refuse means organic and inorganic materials small in size and quantity which are generally disposed of simultaneously with garbage and in the same container and which are generated by individuals or businesses. Refuse includes such items as paper, cardboard, clothing, cans, glass, and crockery generated by a typical household or business as a part of daily routine but is not intended to include the waste products of a commercial manufacturing operation. Trash – means organic and inorganic waste that is too large or heavy to be routinely broken down, compressed, or otherwise disassembled to fit into the normal garbage or refuse containers utilized by a household or business for the collection of its waste. Trash would include, but is not limited to, such items as large appliances, furniture, construction debris, vehicular parts, and manufacturing wastes.

Yard Debris means the organic material generated by the maintenance of improved ground areas. Yard debris includes, but is not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, pine straw, shrubbery, tree branches, weeds, and similar materials.

If you are currently a City of Colquitt Utilities customer and need to add Solid Waste services to your account, please contact us at (229) 758-1000