Recycling Information

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The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Services serves approximately 96,000 single-family homes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waste Reduction Tool, if every single one of those homes recycled just one plastic bottle, it would save enough energy to power a laptop computer for 240,000 hours.


Cartlanta Recycling Program

The Cartlanta Recycling Program works to ensure that residential customers have the resources to participate in waste reduction and sustainability practices through recycling.

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Recycling Outreach Request Form

Places & Events for Recycling

For recycling not accepted curbside or for those in multi-family homes that do not have curbside recycling, the following options are available to you.

Atlanta Recycles Day

Greenbriar Mall
2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW
Atlanta, GA 303
(Access road in front of Ashley Stewart)

Hours of Operation

Every 3rd Saturday, 9:00 am - Noon

The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM)

1110 Hill Street SE
Atlanta, GA. 30315

Hours of Operation

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Accepted Items

Helpful Recycling Tips

• Wire hangers may be returned to your dry cleaner
• Plastic bags, wraps, and film may be recycled at your local grocery store
• Packing peanuts-take to UPS or shipping store

Contact Info

City of Atlanta
Department of Public Works

55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6240
Fax: 404.658.7552

Customer Service
Tel: 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or (404) 546-0311


Kanika Greenlee
Environmental Programs Director

Tel: 404.330.6240

NOTE: For garbage collection, or to receive a trash bin call 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or (404) 546-0311. For issues related to water and sewer, please call the Department of Watershed Management at 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or (404) 546-0311.

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