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.

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Sponsorship and signage opportunities are available for both locations. Those interested should contact us at info@KeepAtlantaBeautiful.org or 404-249-5853.

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 Roads)
  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 Streets.)

*Directions at bottom of page

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ELECTRONICS

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Accepted Electronics Items

Personal Computers • Monitors • LCD Screen/Flat Screen Monitors • *TVs • VCRs • Radios • Stereos • DVD Players • Microwaves • Power Supplies • Banking Equipment •Telephones • Pagers • Networking Equipment • Laptops • Keyboards • Mice • Power Cables • Medical Equipment (Non-hazardous) • Printers • Copy Machines • Fax Machines • Cell Phones • Transformers • Scanners • Portable Electronic Devices • Servers • HUBs • Ink Cartridges • Toner Cartridges • Remotes •  Modems • Projectors • Cameras • Small Household Appliances • VHS tapes • Batteries (all types)

FEES (cash only)
TV: $10.00  •   Wooden console/Plasma/Projection TV: $30.00  •  CRT Computer Monitor: $5.00  •  Cracked screen LCD/LED Monitor: $5.00 (no fee for undamaged LCD/LED monitor)

Not Accepted: Mercury Containing Devices (Thermometers, Fire Alarms) • Hazardous Chemicals/Materials • Light Bulbs •Florescent tubes • Bio-Waste

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ONSITE, SECURE, PAPER SHREDDING

Global Document Shredding is a member of the National Association for Information Destruction. All documents are shredded and will be 100% recycled.  Please no plastic, cardboard, large binders or metal clips. First box of shredding is free, $3.00 each additional box.

STYROFOAM

 

 

Post-consumer polystyrene foam recycling is courtesy of DART Container Corporation.  Residents are asked to follow these guidelines before bringing their foam for recycling:

- Make sure foam has 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

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 donates paint to KAtlB for graffiti paint overs by numerous city departments.

FEES (cash or credit card)
1 gal can $3.00   •    1 qt can $1.50   •   1 pt can $1.00   •   5 gal bucket $15.00

SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

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The City of Atlanta provides single stream (fully commingled) recycling services* at our two recycling locations. 

Accepted Recyclables: paper products except paper towels or tissues  • clean bottles and jars with lids removed  • aluminum  •  steel (tin) cans  •  aerosol cans  • plastic food containers and bottles 1 – 7  •  cardboard

*Recycling is an important step toward the City’s goals of becoming a greener place to live, work and play. The new large capacity recycling carts will make it easier for residents to recycle more. To learn more, visit www.cartlanta.org.

METALS

We accept all metals, such as steel, aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, and other high temperature alloys. For example, they accept bicycles, grills, lawn chairs, metal rods, car parts, and household appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, hot water tanks, etc.). Note: any coolant must  be evacuated from appliances.

Will also accept tires for recycling! Must be free of water, bugs/critters, and excessive dirt. Tires on rims are acceptable – standard car and truck tires only.

FEES (cash or credit card)
Freon recovery: $10.00  •   Propane tanks: $10.00  •   Tires: $10.00 ea.

Prohibited Materials: Radioactive material/sources   •   PCB bearing materials   •   Asbestos containing materials   •   Street/highway/road/traffic signs   •   Municipal light/traffic poles   •   Sewer covers   •   CFC containing materials   •   Closed/sealed tanks   •   Material containing free-flowing liquids   •   Material containing harmful toxins/acids   •   Magnesium turnings/borings   •   Tires/rubber/trash/excessive non-metalics (see other recycling vendors above)   •   Stolen material   •   Railroad tracks/spikes/Tie plates-OTM   •   Leaking capacitors   •   Crushed drums   •   Beer kegs   •   Meters: Gas, water, electrical (bill of sale required)

TEXTILES

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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. 

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

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Check out this video highlighting KAtlB’s Recycling Program:

 

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Anamarie Shreeves, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Inc.’s Recycling Manager, keeps Atlanta Beautiful on & off the job! Click here to see her feature on CNN’s digital platform.

Learn more about living a zero waste life on Anamarie’s blog, fortnegrita.com.

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DIRECTIONS TO RECYCLING CENTERS