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KCB Community Recycling Events

Due to public demand, we are finding ways to continue to provide these essential services to our community.

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Keep Cobb Beautiful offers a number of community events throughout the year.


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2022 Fall Community Recycling Event

Check back for our Fall recycling event!

Accepted Items

Paper Shredding

Protect against identity theft by having documents shredded securely on-site by a licensed, bonded and locally-owned shredding company.  Medical bills, bank and credit card statements, checks, and documents that contain PERSONAL OR SENSITIVE information  is ideal for this event.  Please remove all paper clips/binder clips.  Staples are OK. 

To maintain this FREE service for our residents, please read and abide by these rules:

  • NO file folders, glossy paper, magazines, junk mail, periodicals, newspaper, books,  CDs, DVDs, or binders will be accepted.
  • LIMIT of 10 (TEN) small boxes/banker boxes/kitchen size bags per vehicle will be enforced.  Small plastic bins/recycled bags are acceptable and will be placed BACK into vehicle after emptying.  Large containers/boxes/construction type bags will be REJECTED.
  • We want to serve ALL visitors in a SAFE manner within a short allotted timeframe.   When you park your car, you are in front of heavy duty, hazardous and loud machinery with people dashing back and forth collecting from cars.  STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE.  YOU MAY NOT get out or hold up the line to watch your items be shredded. 
  • Be prepared to unlock your trunk/doors.  WE WILL REMOVE the boxes/bags from your vehicle.  Emptied bags/boxes may be placed back into your vehicle.  We may keep the plastic bags for the Hefty® EnergyBag®  program.
  • PRESORT your documents BEFORE your arrival (remove any trash/glass, etc.,) this is a hazard to the machinery and everyone on-site.  Boxes/bags that have items that cannot be shredded will be left in your vehicle.  You will NOT be allowed to sort through bags/boxes on site.

Hefty® EnergyBag® Plastics Program (hard-to-recycle plastics)

We will be  accepting hard-to-recycle plastics (see below) in the orange Hefty® EnergyBag®.   PLEASE have all qualified items placed in the orange Hefty® EnergyBag® for drop off.  There is no limit.  These bags are located for purchase in our local Cobb County Kroger stores. 

Candy wrappers (no metal foil) Chip Bags/Snack bags or wrappers (no metal foil) Coffee pods (no coffee grinds/no metal foil)
Condiment packets (no metal foil) Clean Foam cups/Clean foam-to-go containers Foam packing peanuts
Frozen fruit bags Frozen potato bags Frozen vegetable bags
Granola/Energy/Protein bar wrappers (no metal foil) Juice pouches (no metal foil) Laundry pouches
Microwavable pouches Plastic cheese bags Plastic cups, plates bowls (no #1 PET)*
Plastic deli wrap/trays (remove pad) Plastic liners from powder mixes Plastic pet food bags (no paper)*
Plastic film grocery/shopping bags Plastic straws/plastic stir sticks (no wood) Plastic utensils
Plastic toothpaste tubes (no metal foil) Pudding cups (no metal foil) Salad bags, Snack bags, Self-sealing bags
Snack bags Self-sealing bags Squeezable pouches (no metal foil)
Stand-up pouches (no metal foil) Polystyrene  (break down to fit into the bag)  

Medication Collection

Safely dispose of unused and expired medications for FREE! 

Staff and law enforcement personnel will be at this location to collect medications and properly dispose of them in compliance with federal law.  Medicines DO NOT have to be removed from their containers and labels DO NOT have to be removed. Everything collected will be immediately sealed in boxes and destroyed.

Accepted Items:  Prescription and over-the-counter liquids and pill form medications, ointments, patches, creams, vials, and pet medications.

Unaccepted Items:  Needles, sharps, EpiPen, durable medical equipment (CPAP, nebulizers, etc.), illegal drugs, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing body fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas, etc.)

Any questions?  Please email us at:

Items Not Accepted

Batteries* Furniture*** Rags/Glass***
Bio-hazardous waste Household fixtures (cabinet, door, window, etc.)*** Plumbing fixtures (pipe, toilet, sink)***
Household items*** Household hazardous waste (oil, paint, fuel, etc.)*  
Firearms Light bulbs*  
Flip flop shoes*** Mattress/Box Springs ***  

 *These items can be disposed of at our Household Hazardous Waste Event.

***These items can be taken to the Cobb County Transfer Station located at 1897 County Services Road, Marietta  (770-485-8940).  Call for fees and hours of operation.

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