Please do your part---because recycling:

  • Saves Natural Resources - By making products from recycled materials instead of virgin materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals.
  • Saves Energy - It usually takes less energy to make recycled products. Recycled aluminum, for example, takes 95% less energy than new aluminum.
  • Saves Clean Air and Water - In most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making products from virgin materials.  Recycling also helps keep harmful pollutants out of our environment.
  • Saves Landfill Space - When the materials that you recycle go into new products, they don't go into landfills or incinerators, so landfill space is conserved.
  • Saves Money and Creates Jobs - The recycling process creates far more jobs than landfills or incinerators, and recycling can frequently be the least expensive waste management method for cities.

Sandy Springs Recycling Center

470 Morgan Falls Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Hours of Operation:

Our recycling center is staffed the following hours:
Monday through Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Office hours: Monday through Friday 8am – 4pm
Recycling bins are available around the clock for most items.

Items with a fee must be dropped off during staffed hours, or use our mail slot to drop off your payment.

Our Recycling Center accepts the following items:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Appliances ($10 charge for items containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, A/C units)
  • Batteries of all types (please tape terminals for our workers’ safety)
  • Books (donated to charity)
  • Cardboard & chipboard
  • Cell phones
  • Clothing (donated to charity)
  • Computers & Accessories ($10 fee for CRT non-flat screen monitors)
  • Electronics
  • Fluorescent light bulbs ($1 fee for compact curly style, $2 for U-shaped or straight tubes)
  • F.O.G. (cooking Fats, Oils & Grease)
  • Furniture in good condition (donated to charity)
  • Glass bottles & jars, clean food grade only
  • Home Medical Equipment, such as wheelchairs and walkers. For a complete list, click HERE
  • Household items in good condition (donated to charity)
  • Inkjet and Laser Printer cartridges
  • Magazines
  • Metal items such as bookshelves, lawn furniture, fences, lamps, door handles, decorative items, grills
  • Newspaper
  • Paper: Office & classroom
  • Phone books (Tip: Call AT&T's toll free number to opt out of receiving a print directory: 866-329-7118)
  • Plastic (#1 PET such as water bottles and soft drink bottles, & #2 such as milk and detergent bottles, and #5 rigid plastics like bottle caps and cat litter buckets)
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Scrap metal such as steel, iron, brass, copper, aluminum
  • Shoes (donated to charity)
  • Shrink wrap and bubble wrap
  • Smoke detectors ($2 each)
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Televisions ($10 fee for small TV’s up to 35”; $25 for large TV’s over 35”, $25 for projection TV’s)
  • Thermometers, thermostats, and other items containing mercury $5 fee

Items we do NOT accept:

  • Construction Debris
  • Fluids, including paint or gasoline
  • Glass other than food grade jars & bottles
  • Hazardous Household Waste
  • Plastics other than #1, #2, and #5
  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • Yard Waste

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

What to do with items we do not accept:

First, try giving the items away on Freecycle.com. Also, check with your contracted waste hauler to see if they take any of these items. If not, try the following:

  • Automotive fluids, including oil and gasoline: Take to an auto parts retailer such as Pep Boys or AutoZone.
  • Construction Debris: Chadwick Landfill, 13700 Chadwick Farm Blvd., Roswell, GA. 404-794-6707.
  • Hazardous Household Waste: See www.earth911.org for the closest collection point. Lobby your local City Council representative to fund a hazardous waste collection event in your city.
  • Paint: Try your local community, church, or school theater to see if they need it. Or fill with cat litter, shredded newspaper, or sand to solidify the paint and throw out with your regular trash.  For a fee, Atlanta Paint Disposal will recycle your paint.
  • Plastics other than #1 or #2: Visit www.earth911.org for the closest collection point. Most places aren’t taking these plastics because there is not a strong commercial market for them at the moment.
  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam): Most places will not accept this product for recycling. However, the brave of heart can try this: Dissolve it in acetone to create a strong household adhesive.
  • Tires: Tire stores and other places that sell tires also collect them.
  • Sheet glass, plates, glasses, vases, and other glass: Donate to charity, throw away in your regular trash, or visit www.earth911.org for nearest recycler.
  • Yard Trimmings: 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. So check with your waste hauler! Otherwise, yard trimmings can be taken to Chadwick Landfill, 13700 Chadwick Farm Blvd., Roswell, GA. 404-794-6707.

For more information on recycling: