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Biannual Community Recycling Event

Twice a year (spring and fall) Keep Cobb Beautiful hosts a FREE Community Recycling Event for Cobb County residents (but there are limits, where noted*).  EARLY ARRIVAL IS RECOMMENDED.

*To check for dates, visit our homepage and scroll down to Community and Affiliate Events*

Accepted Items


Computers, cell phones, printers, circuit boards, hard drive, gaming systems, VCRs, keyboards, flat screen televisions, flat screen monitors, fax machines, etc. 

There is a fee of $10 for each CRT TV and CRT monitor - cash only.

Household Textiles

All items must be clean and gently used.  

Baby accessories, clothing, shoes, sneakers, sheets, towels, blankets, decorative pillows, purses, and luggage.  Functional toys and bicycles.  Functional car seats/booster seats with liners and restraints intact.  Books, CD's, DVD's, records and tapes.  Fabric and craft supplies.  Functional small counter top appliances.  Functional gas-powered tools (tank must be emptied).  Housewares (dishes, cutlery, etc.).  Paintings and wire hangers.   

NO flip flops, rugs, mattresses, bed pillows or carpeting

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.  Please remove all paper clips and binder clips. 

Limit of 10 banker boxes or ten 13 gallon trash bags per vehicle. 

NO file folders, glossy paper, magazines, junk mail, periodicals, newspaper, CDs, DVDs, binders or books will be shredded.


Clean items only.  No size restriction.  No food contaminated containers.  Foam packing peanuts must be bagged separately.

Hefty Energy Bag Plastics Program

Plastic shopping bags, plastic straws, plastic coffee stir sticks, clean foam egg cartons.  Foam packing peanuts must be bagged separately.

Household Appliances

Stove, microwave, oven, washer, dryer, water heater, refrigerator, blender, grill, toaster, etc.  All light bulbs must be removed.


Steel, aluminum, cast iron, etc.

Lawn & Other Equipment

Ceiling fan, lawn mower, weed eater, chainsaw, etc.  Fuel must be removed from tank

Items Not Accepted

Batteries, light bulbs, household hazardous waste (oil, paint, fuel, etc.), medication or bio-hazardous waste, flip flop shoes, rags, box spring, mattress, furniture, firearms, household fixtures (cabinet, door, window, etc.), plumbing fixtures (pipe, toilet, sink).

Please consider a donation to Keep Cobb Beautiful, Inc.