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470 Morgan Falls Road 

Sandy Springs, GA 30350, USA

 

770.551.7794

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Monday - Saturday

9:00AM - 5:00PM


The office is closed on the following days: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and days with extremely inclement weather.

TVs and Monitors

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If your items are useable, try giving them away on Freecycle.com, Lifecycle Building Center, or ReStore. If your items are not useable, check out the items that CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) takes in Atlanta, GA. Also, check with your contracted waste hauler to see if they take any of these items.  If you are not a resident of Johns Creek or Sandy Springs, check with your local county or city for recommendations.


Construction Debris

  • Chadwick Landfill is the closest facility. Call before you go 770.475.9868. 13700 Chadwick Farm Blvd. Roswell, GA, or try these other landfills.


Motor fluids, including oils and coolants


Sheet glass, plates, glasses, vases, and other glass

  • Donate, throw away, or visit Earth911 for the nearest collection facility.


Household Hazardous Waste

  • ​Sign up for our monthly Newsletter to receive information on our next upcoming HHW Event in Johns Creek or Sandy Springs, or check out our Calendar of upcoming events.


Mattresses and Box Springs

  • If you remove the metal springs from the box springs, those can be recycled at our recycling center. Please bring only the metal springs and no other part of the mattress or box spring.  For the remaining parts, check with your waste hauler, or one of these landfills. 


Paint

  • Try your local community, church, or school theater first to see if they need it.  
  • Use a paint solidifier, such as the ones featured HERE to quickly dry up your paint, then throw it away with your regular trash.
  • Fill with cat litter, shredded newspaper, or sand to solidify the paint and throw away with your regular trash.
  • ​For a fee, take it to Atlanta Paint Disposal, who will recycle it. Drop off locations are available in various locations around Atlanta.


Plastics other than #1, #2, and #5

  • Most places do not accept other plastics because there is not a strong commercial market for them at the moment. Visit Earth911 for the nearest collection facility.


Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

  • Most places do not accept styrofoam. Visit Earth911 for the nearest collection facility.


Tanks of any kind--propane/helium/other

  • Try returning the item to the retailer.
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Tires

  • Places that sell tires usually accept old ones. Contact your local tire provider.


Yard Waste

  • We recommend composting.
  • Note: In March 2011, the Georgia Legislature lifted a ban on disposing of yard trimmings in lined landfills. Therefore, many residential curbside waste haulers are now collecting yard waste, even if they did not in the past. Check with your waste hauler to see if they collect yard trimmings. Otherwise, yard trimmings can be taken to the Chadwick Landfill, call before you go - 770.475.9868.

Items We DO NOT Accept, and what to do with them:

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The following items contain hazardous materials and require a fee in order to properly recycle.  We accept these items from residents of the City of Johns Creek and the City of Sandy Springs ONLY.


Items with a fee should be dropped off during operating hours.

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  • Appliances ($30 fee for items containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, A/C units)
  • TVs and Monitors​--Please view these resources first before deciding to recycle your electronics with us as a last resort.​
    • $55.00 for CRT TV or Monitor 29" and up
    • $30.00 for CRT TV or Monitor smaller than 29"
    • $25.00 for LCD TV or Monitor 60" and up
    • $15.00 for LCD TV or Monitor smaller than 60"
  • Document Shredding ($0.50 per pound)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
    • $1 fee for compact curly style
    • $2 fee for tubes under 4'
    • $5 fee for tubes 4' and up
  • Smoke detectors ($2 fee each)
  • Thermometers, thermostats, & other items with mercury $5 fee


We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

Items We Accept with Fees

Curbside Recyclables

  • Aluminum Cans 
  • Cardboard & chipboard 
  • Glass Bottles & Jars (Clean food grade only)
  • Magazines 
  • Newspaper 
  • Paper: Office & Classroom
  • Phone Books
  • Plastic #1, #2, & #5 
  • Plastic Grocery Bags 
  • Scrap metal (steel, iron, brass, copper, aluminum)
  • Shrink Wrap & Bubble Wrap 
  • Steel & Tin Cans 


Electronics

Please view these resources first before deciding to recycle your electronics with us as a last resort.

  • Batteries of all types EXCEPT alkaline (tape the ends and discard in trash) 
  • Cell phones 
  • Computers & Accessories (monitors incur a fee)
  • Inkjet and Laser Printer cartridges
  • Miscellaneous Electronics


Household Items/Other Items

  • Appliances not containing Freon
  • Books
  • Clothing and shoes (donated to charity)
  • F.O.G. (cooking Fats, Oils & Grease)
  • Small Furniture in excellent condition (donated to charity)
  • Home Medical Equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc. - complete list here)  (donated to charity)
  • Household items in good condition (donated to charity)
  • Metal items (bookshelves, lawn furniture, fences, lamps, door handles, decorative items, grills)

Items We Accept with No Fees