Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Inc. hosts two recycling centers each month that serve Atlanta and surrounding areas (no residency restrictions apply). Most items are free to drop off. Fees apply on some items. Please see below for details and guidelines for accepted items.
We're often asked the amount of materials our patrons and recycling partners save from landfills. Click here to see our recycling totals by category.
BUCKHEAD1st Saturday each month
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
2715 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(Corner East Wesley and Bolling Rds.)
OLD FOURTH WARD2nd Saturday each month
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
320 Irwin Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(Intersection J.W. Dobbs and Hilliard Sts.)
Recycling Partners and Details
Tucci Electronic Recycling (TER) works with its clients to optimize the value of their electronics assets, providing ‘cradle to grave' solutions for each stage of the lifecycle.
Click here for a list of accepted and not accepted e-waste items at our recycling events.
SECURE PAPER SHREDDING
Global Document Shredding is a member of the National Association for Information Destruction. All documents are securely shredded off-site and will be 100% recycled. No plastic, cardboard, large binders or metal clips.
.20 per pound, with a $3.00 minimum per customer
Post-consumer polystyrene foam recycling is courtesy of DART Container Corporation. Residents are asked to follow these guidelines before bringing their foam for recycling:
Foam must have the 6 symbol on it • Rinse and separate food service containers from other foam • NO straws, lids, tape or stickers • NO foam peanuts or insulation material
Paint must be in the original, clearly labelled, non-leaking container, and cannot be mixed with anything, including other paint. Please no oil or alkyd paints. Atlanta Paint Disposal (APD) donates paint to KAtlB for graffiti paint overs by numerous city departments.
Fees (cash, credit, debit cards)
1 gal can $3.00 • 1 qt can $1.50 • 1 pt can $1.00 • 5 gal bucket $15.00
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
The City of Atlanta provides single stream (fully commingled) recycling services* at our two recycling locations.
*Paper products except paper towels or tissues • aluminum • steel (tin) cans • aerosol cans • plastic food containers and bottles 1 – 7 • cardboard
Do not add glass to your commingled items. Please drop off cleaned bottles, jars, and food containers with our paint recycler, APD (below).
Mirrors, plate glass, crystal, bulbs, windows, etc.
We accept metals such as steel, aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, and appliances such as washers/dryers/stoves/refrigerators. TER delivers metals collected at our recycling events to Remetals, Inc.
Click here for a list of accepted and prohibited metals at our recycling events.
USAgain is a green enterprise that works to reduce the textile waste going into landfills by making clothes and shoes recycling convenient.
Clothing and shoes of all styles and sizes • household textiles (drapes, towels, bedding, etc) • accessories (purses, hats, belts, etc.) • household items: flatware, glassware, plastics, pots, pans, collectibles, etc. • child safety seats • strollers, carriages, cribs • toys, games, dolls, etc. • diamond cases • backpacks, luggage, computer bags, brief cases, etc.
Please place all recyclables in tied bags. No carpet or commercial fabric scraps.
Postbox partners with groups and organizations to aid and assist in the collection and recycling of new, like new, used, and damaged books. From novels & non-fiction to textbooks and guides, they are able to collect them all.
Some of the donated books are sold, others recycled and some given away to readers who will take good care of them and enjoy reading them.
For information and questions regarding items not accepted at our recycling centers, please visit Earth911.com.