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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, 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 now 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 Rd beside Briscoe Park. Our Hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Saturday. Everyone is welcome to use the recycling center. There are restrictions for the yard debris and junk container only.

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 Container limited to City Residents only.
Valid GA drivers license with current city address required.

City Limit residents only are allowed one trip to the recycling center with one  truckload per day of junk at no cost. A truck and trailer is considered two loads. The junk container is for use by ONLY City Limit residents to assist them with cleaning up their residences. It is not for use with remodeling jobs or construction projects.

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.

Freon bearing appliances such as refrigerators, freezers or air conditioning units cannot be collected at the curb.  These items are accepted at the Recycling Center for a $15 fee, non city limit residents will pay $25 fee. 

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 to the recycling center with one 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 or help unload.

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


American Kidney Fund

The city’s recycling center sees additional annual revenue thanks to American Kidney Fund services. Anyone is welcome to donate items.

AKF provides one truck at the center to be used as a drop-off point for clothing and other “hard goods” donated by residents from 8 to 5 pm Monday through Saturday.

For more information on AKF visit