Due to a recent change at recycling facilities in the Metro Atlanta area, glass will no longer be collected through the city recycling program effective June 1, 2016.  Processing facilities have asked that glass be removed from the mixed recycling systems because it is no longer economically viable to process the material and it damages their equipment.

Area recycling centers still process plastic, aluminum, metal cans, paper, and cardboard.  Glass is accepted for recycling if separated from other recyclable materials and taken to Rock-Tenn Recycling, located at:
1775 County Services Parkway SW
Marietta GA 30008

Accepted in residential or commercial single stream recycling

  • Aluminum & Steel Food & Beverage Containers
  • Aluminum Baking Tins
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Soda, Beer & Other Drink Box Cartons
  • Shoe, Cereal, Tissue & Other Packaging Boxes
  • All Junk Mail
  • Kraft Paper (Grocery & Lunch Bags)
  • Mixed Paper (Calendars, School Papers & Other Forms)
  • All Other Paper (Computer Paper, Phone Books, Books)
  • Catalogs
  • Newspapers & Inserts
  • #1 Plastic Soda and Water Bottles
  • #2 Plastic Milk Jugs, Juice Bottles & Other Rigid Containers
  • #3 Through #7 Plastic Bottles & Containers
  • Magazines

Not accepted in residential or commercial single stream recycling

  • Hazardous Waste/Containers
  • Aerosol Cans Not Emptied
  • Glass Bottles & Panes
  • Bio Medical Waste & Containers
  • Construction/Demo Waste Materials
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Paint Buckets/Containers
  • Tires
  • Ammunition or Firearms
  • Chemicals or Containers
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Garden Hoses
  • Cables
  • Food Waste
  • Metal Furniture
  • Yard Waste
  • Electronic Cases
  • Wood
  • Construction Debris
  • Liquids
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Auto Parts


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