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Curbside Recycling Collection

Recyclables are picked up once a week from the curb by a second truck on your designated household garbage pick up day for subscription customers.

Effective May 1, 2023, current residents may subscribe to the curbside Recycling Program for $144 during the enrollment period from April 1-30. All payments must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. The City will not issue refunds or transfer the service to a new property throughout the 12-month period. New residents may opt in after the enrollment period at a prorated fee based on the 12-month service.  Please contact our office at 770-985-3527 for any further information.

Additionally, the City offers a second Garbage Cart for $120 during the same 12-month service period as the Recycle Program. Please click on the link below for further information on the Curbside Recycling / Second Garbage Cart Service Policy.

2023 New Recycling Program information


Items to recycle in bins:

•Aluminum and steel food and beverage containers

•Aluminum baking tins

•#1-7 plastic bottles and containers

•Cardboard boxes (broken down)

•Kraft paper (grocery and lunch bags)

•Cereal, shoe, tissue and other packaging boxes

•Soda, beer and other drink box cartons

•Paper towel and tissue paper cores

•All junk mail

•Newspaper and inserts

•Mixed paper (calendars, school and computer paper, envelopes, old greeting cards and other forms)

•Phone books, catalogs, paperback books and magazines

Please do not place these items in your recycling bin/cart:

•Aerosol cans

•Glass bottles and panes



•Paint containers

•Plastic grocery bags

•Yard waste construction debris

The "State of the Art" Drop-off Recycling Center

Our Recycling Center is located at 2531 Marigold Road, off Lenora Church Road in Briscoe Park. Hours are 8:a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday. Everyone is welcome to use the recycling containers. There are restrictions for the yard debris and miscellaneous junk containers only. The junk container is for use by City of Snellville residents to assist them with cleaning up their residences. It is not for use in assistance with remodeling jobs, construction, or add-ons.

We accept the following items

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Cardboard
  • Pasteboard
  • Computer/Office Paper
  • Glass (brown, clear & green)
  • Scrap Metals (all types)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Car Batteries
  • #1 & 2 Plastic Jugs and Bottles
  • Electronics

We do NOT accept the following items

  • Household Garbage
  • Hazardous Materials (paint, cleaners etc.)
  • Tires
  • Carpet
  • Carpet Padding

Read the new Recycling Handout below for the most current updates:

Residential Junk
Services limited to City Residents only.
Valid GA drivers license with current city address required.

One visit or trip to the recycling center with one pick up truckload per day of junk at no cost. A truck and trailer is considered two loads.

You may now place junk items out at your curb on garbage day! Save yourself time by purchasing the official city blue bags for bulky junk items. Three bags attached to each bulky item (sofa, mattress etc.) or fill one bag with small items for easy pick up. Ask the recycling attendants or call Public Works for more details at 770-985-3527.

To comply with State regulations, recycling attendants must check all bagged/boxed junk to ensure no contaminants are present.

All recyclable items must be separated and placed in the proper containers and not in junk container.

Accepted Items

  • Old furniture
  • TV's/stereos/computers
  • Toys
  • Mattresses/box springs
  • Plastic flower pots/buckets
  • Old ceramic dishes
  • Old decorative knick-knacks
  • Misc. items from attics/basements

Unaccepted Items

  • *Construction/remodel debris
  • **Landscaping materials
  • Scrap lumber
  • Tires
  • Paint, propane tanks, chemicals
  • Household perishable trash
  • Containers with food remnants
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Items determined by attendant
  • Styrofoam

Yard Trimmings

Services limited to City Residents Only.

One trip or visit to the recycling center with one pick up truckload per day of yard debris at no cost. A truck and trailer is considered two loads. One additional load will be accepted per day, at $15. Please bring your own rakes, shovels and brooms. We do not provide these items.

Accepted Items

  • Limbs and logs no larger than 5" diameter
  • Leaves and grass emptied from plastic bags
  • Bushes, pine straw and plants

Unaccepted Items

  • Limbs and logs over 5 inches in diameter
  • Treated lumber/wood