Help the Environment by Recycling Recycling is a series of activities that includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste, sorting and processing recyclables into raw materials such as fibers, and manufacturing raw materials into new products. Recycling can be a fun family activity. It not only conserves our landfill space but it also teaches our children to respect and preserve their environment.
Effective November 1, 2022 (bins will be replaced with carts) curbside recycling services will be every other week.
ACCEPTABLE RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING MATERIALS 2022
The following are examples of items that are approved for recycling.
|Newspaper & Inserts||Calendars, School Papers, Carbonless-Paper|
|Cardboard Boxes (Broken Down), Pizza Boxes||Computer Paper, Old Phone Directories, Paperback Books (no hard cover books), Shredded Paper|
|Kraft Paper, Paper Grocery Bags, Shopping & Lunch Bags-Paper||Aluminum Beverage Containers, Aluminum Baking Tins, Aluminum Food Containers, Aluminum Foil (MUST BE CLEANED AND FLATTENED)|
|Paperboard, Cereal Boxes, Tissue Boxes, Paper Towel Cores, Tissue Paper Cores, Soda & Beer Cartons, Shoe Boxes||Plastic Soda & Water Bottles (#1), Milk Jugs (#2), Plastic Detergent Bottles (#2), Plastic Bottles (#’s 3-7)|
|Magazines, Shopping Catalogues, Greeting Cards, Envelopes, Discarded Mail|
* CARDBOARD – PLEASE FLATTEN, TIE IN BUNDLES IF NEEDED. IF OVER 4 FT IN LENGTH / CUT OR FOLD IN HALF
WE DO NOT RECYCLE GLASS, STEEL, STYROFOAM, BATTERIES, CLOTHING, AEROSOL CANS, MIRRORS, WAXED OR LAMINATED CARDBOARD, OR WOOD. PLEASE DO NOT BAG RECYCLING
Place the above items in your recycling bin to be picked up at the curb every other week on the same day as your garbage collection by Waste Management.
KEEP OUT OF RECYYCLING BINS:
(Items below will be left in the recycle bins for proper disposal)
Glass Bottles and Jars (Green, Brown, Clear) Aerosol Cans, Aluminum Foil, Antifreeze Bottles, Bleach Bottles, Food Boxes, Flower Pots, Facial Tissue, Food Paper Wrap, Motor Oil Cans, Paint Cans, Paper Towels, Plastic Wrap, Styrofoam, Window Panes, Tissue Paper
PLEASE DO NOT PUT GLASS IN YOUR RECYCLING BIN!
We are no longer able to accept glass in the curbside recycling program due to changes in market demand for cullet and cost associated with processing. We appreciate the community’s understanding of this industry-wide change and urge continued participation in minimizing the waste stream to the greatest extent practical. Please be aware, if any glass is found in your recycling container, Waste Management will not pick-up any recycling items within the container.
Where to Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars
Please visit the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful website for a list of recycling centers that will still accept glass: http://www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling-center-material/glass-bottles-and-jars/
Very Important: All garbage and recycling containers must not be placed at the curb or roadside any earlier than the evening before the scheduled collection and they must be removed from the curb or roadside no later than the day after collection has occurred.
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Sugar Hill, GA 30518
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Phone: (770) 271-2137