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. Electronics must be dropped off during staffed hours.

Our Recycling Center accepts the following items:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Appliances
  • Batteries of all types (please tape terminals for our workers’ safety)
  • Books (donated to charity)
  • Cardboard & chipboard
  • Cell phones
  • Computers & Accessories ($10 drop off charge for monitors)
  • Electronics
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Goodwill donations
  • Inkjet and Laser Printer cartridges
  • Magazines & phone books (Tip: You can call AT&T's toll free number to opt out of receiving a print directory: 866-329-7118)
  • Metal items such as bookshelves, lawn furniture, fences, lamps, door handles, decorative items
  • Newspaper
  • Office & classroom paper
  • Plastic bottles (#1 PET such as water bottles and soft drink bottles, & #2 such as milk and detergent bottles only)
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Scrap metal such as steel, iron, brass, copper, aluminum
  • Shrink wrap and bubble wrap
  • Steel cans
  • Televisions ($10 drop off charge; we do NOT accept projection TV’s or wooden cabinet TV’s)
  • Shoes (donated to charity)

Items we do NOT accept:

  • Construction Debris
  • Fluids, including paint or gasoline
  • Fluorescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Glass other than food grade jars & bottles
  • Hazardous Household Waste
  • Plastics other than #1 or #2
  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • Yard Trimmings

What to do with items we do not accept:

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

  • Appliances: Instead of throwing it away, consider calling the Appliance Doctor to have it repaired.
  • 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.
  • Fluorescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs:  Home Depot & IKEA currently accept these items at no charge.
  • 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.
  • 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. See a demonstration here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXjKYuD_AlY
  • 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: