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COMMUNITY RECYCLING

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.

RECYCLING TOTALS

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.

RECYCLING LOCATIONS

BUCKHEAD

1st 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 WARD

2nd Saturday each month
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Walden School
320 Irwin Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(Intersection J.W. Dobbs and Hilliard Sts.)

 

PRINTABLE RESOURCES

Recycling Flyer_July 2017
Recycling Centers FAQs 2016


Recycling Partners and Details

ELECTRONICS

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.

TER also collects metals and glass recyclables from our patrons and delivers them to the appropriate facilities. Our e-waste will be delivered to an appropriate facility for processing.

Click here for a list of accepted and not accepted e-waste items at our recycling events.

Click to view fees on some items.


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.

 

Fees (credit and debit cards only)

.20 per pound, with a $3.00 minimum per customer (receipts and Certificate of Destruction emailed) 

Collection Process Facts


STYROFOAM

dartPost-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

Free Service


LATEX PAINT

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


GLASS

TER collects clean, food-grade glass containers, jars, and bottles brought to our Community Recycling events and takes them to Strategic Materials for recycling or reuse.

Not Accepted

Mirrors, plate glass, crystal, bulbs, windows, etc.

Free Service


METALS

We accept metals such as steel, aluminum, copper, brass, cans, stainless steel, and appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, 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.

Click to view fees on some items.


TEXTILES

 

USAgain is a green enterprise that works to reduce the textile waste going into landfills by making clothes and shoes recycling convenient.

Accepted items

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.

Free Service


Books

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.

Free Service


For information and questions regarding items not accepted at our recycling centers, please visit Earth911.com.