Forsyth County Recycling Centers
Forsyth County has three recycling centers. They are open
Monday through Saturday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
(closed on county holidays)
The centers are for Forsyth County residents only. Proof of residency
may be requested.
• Recycling is encouraged
• The county’s recycling centers accept a variety of recyclables and bagged
• There is no minimum bag size and the maximum bag size is 32 gallons
• Recycling is free and the quantity is unlimited.
Trash: 25¢ per bag for recycling customers
Trash: $1.00 per bag for non-recycling customers
($2.00 per bag for every bag over the 5 bag per day limit)
Tolbert Street Recycling Center
351 Tolbert Street, Cumming, GA 30040 phone (770)781-2176 (behind Tyson's and
the Cumming Fairgrounds).
Old Atlanta Recycling Center
3678 Old Atlanta Road, Suwanee, GA 30024 phone (770)205-3010 (next to Fire
Station # 10 at the Old Atlanta Road and James Burgess Road intersection).
Coal Mountain Recycling Center
3560 Settingdown Road phone (770) 781-2071(Building E, inside Coal Mountain
Park). Now! Coal Mountain Recycling Center is accepting Tires and Scrap Metals.
Click here for Coal Mountain Brochure
ACCEPTABLE RECYCLABLE MATERIALS ARE AS LISTED:
CLOTHING AND SHOES - red and white bins (All Centers)
Transform clothing and textiles into reusable and valuable products, instead of
ending as fill in the land.
BOOKS - (All Centers)
All three centers have provided bins for used books (hard or soft cover). The
usable books will go to a non profit literacy organization. Reusable books will
be disturbed for educational programs, and obsolete books will be recycled.
PAPER - 3 bins for sorted papers (All Centers)
Office paper and junk mail
METALS - 3 bins for sorted metals (All Centers)
SCRAP METALS – COAL MOUNTAIN RECYCLING CENTER ONLY
(Click on Coal Mountain Brochure above for information on scrap metal recycling).
Acceptable Metal Items: car parts, lawn mowers, lawn equipment, tools, pipes,
sinks, open drums.
Unacceptable Metal Items: propane tanks, large appliances, pressurized tanks,
paint cans, aerosol cans, food cans, anything flammable.
TIRES - COAL MOUNTAIN RECYCLING CENTER ONLY
(Click on Coal Mountain Brochure above for information on tire recycling).
GLASS - 3 bins for sorted glass colors (All Centers)
PLASTIC BAGS (grocery bags) (All Centers)
PLASTICS - 2 bins of sorted plastics (All Centers)
BATTERIES - 2 battery bins (All Centers)
Alkaline (general household)
Rechargeable - used in cell phones, camcorders, power tools, digital cameras,
OIL (All Centers)
Used motor oil
INK AND TONER CARTRIDGES (All Centers)
For more information regarding the recycling centers, please click the attached
Forsyth Recycling Guide Brochure (below) to download the version or call Keep
Forsyth County Beautiful at 770-205-4573. email@example.com