Recycling & Solid Waste

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I dispose of household trash?

Bagged household trash only.

Forsyth County Convenience Centers
351 Tolbert Street Cumming
3678 Old Atlanta Road Suwanee
3560 Settingdown Road Cumming
Eagle Point Landfill - 8880 Old Federal Rd, Ball Ground GA 30107, 770-781-2721
400 Waste & Scrap - 100 Wallace Circle, Dawsonville GA 30534, 706-216-1485
400 North Landfill (Dawson County) 706-864-5666
Pine Bluff Landfill (Cherokee County) 770-479-2936
Richland Creek Landfill (Gwinnett County) 770-271-3575

Where can I dispose of old furniture, mattresses and bulky items?

Eagle Point Landfill - 8880 Old Federal Rd, Ball Ground GA 30107, 770-781-2721
400 Waste & Scrap - 100 Wallace Circle, Dawsonville GA 30534, 706-216-1485
400 North Landfill (Dawson County) 706-864-5666
Pine Bluff Landfill (Cherokee County) 770-479-2936
Richland Creek Landfill (Gwinnett County) 770-271-3575

Where can I dispose of construction debris?

Byrds Inert Landfill - 4990 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville GA, 706-344-1374

Eagle Point Landfill - 8880 Old Federal Rd, Ball Ground GA 30107, 770-781-2721
Accepts yard debris, no stumps, charges fee

Greenleaf C&D Landfill and Transfer Station - 4512 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming GA 30041, 770-888-3355
Accepts yard debris, no stumps, charges fee

400 Waste & Scrap (Dawson County) 706-216-1485
Accepts yard debris, no stumps, charges fee, only accepts from truck bed or dump trailers, no flatbed trailers

400 North Landfill (Dawson County) 706-864-5666
Accepts yard debris, no stumps, charges fee, no personal checks 

Pine Bluff Landfill (Cherokee County) 770-479-2936
Does not accept yard debris 


Where do I dispose of yard waste/woody debris?

Byrds Inert Landfill - 4990 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville GA, 706-344-1374

Green Brothers Recycling - 3445 Francis Rd. Alpharetta Ga. 30004, 770-475-8660.
Tree debris only (must be woody material)- charges fee.  Drop off only, they do not pick up.

Smith’s Garden Products - 4200 Dr. Bramblett Rd. Cumming, GA 30040, 678-513-1499.
Will take storm debris – charges fee.  Drop off only, they do not pick up.
 
Cowart Mulch Products (Gwinnett) 770-932-6161 - wood only, no yard clippings 
Will take only woody storm debris – call for closest of 6 locations for drop off – charges fee.  Drop off only, they do not pick up.

Ruby Martin Soil & Inert - 4865 Shadburn Rd, Cumming GA 30041  770-887-9632

Will take all yard waste. Call for directions to facility (GPS does not work correctly) – charges fee.  Drop off only, they do not pick up.

Where can I dispose of refrigerators and freon units?

United Recycling - 2525 Friendship Circle, Cumming, GA 30040, 770-205-4045
400 Waste & Scrap (Dawson County) 706-216-1485

How do I disposal of Gasoline, Antifreeze, Herbicides, Pesticides, Cleaners, and Chemicals?

Bring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to KFCB’s biannual HHW event.

Alternately, these items can be disposed of in your regular household trash once they are in a completely solid state.

Ways to solidify household hazardous waste and other liquids:

  • 1) Work outside, away from access by children or animals and wear rubber gloves and eye protection.
  • 2) Sawdust, shredded newspaper, kitty litter, rags or oil dry can be used as an absorbent.
  • 3) Double-line a garbage can or box with plastic garbage bags, add some of the material you have chosen as an absorbent and then some of the liquid waste.
    • a. For gasoline you will need to use a more rigid container preferably metal and do not line with trash bags. Aluminum roasting pans work well.
  • 4) Gently stir and alternate adding liquid and absorbent until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  • 5) If possible leave the open bag open outside in the sun to completely dry the material.
  • 6) When the material is solidified, tie up the bag and it can then go into the regular trash.
  • 7) Be sure not to get the bag so heavy that you can't handle it, or that it ruptures.
  • 8) If you leave the chemical in its original container for disposal leave the lid off to show that it is solidified.

Where can I recycle paint?

Where can I recycle electronics?

Tolbert Street Convenience Center - 351 Tolbert Street, Cumming, GA, 30040, 770-781-2176 M-Sat. 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Closed on Sundays and County Holidays There is a small fee to recycle electronics: $2 for 1 item, $4 for 2 items, $5 for unlimited (excluding televisions), $12 per television (NO wooden console or projection televisions.)

Electronics - computers, laptops, cables, moniters, VCR, DVD player, CB radio, copiers & printers, stereos, camcorders, UPS/Battery backup, computer parts, keyboards, CD players, projectors, cameras, phones, radios, record players, typewriters

Where can I recycle florescent light bulbs?

Batteries Plus - 906 Market Place Blvd. Cumming, GA 30041, 770-781-6460 Recycles all types of light bulbs and batteries (small fee may apply)

Lowe's / Home Depot
Some Lowe's and Home Depot stores take small CFL and tube type bulbs. Please contact your local store to find out if they are participating.

If you cannot recycle the bulbs, it is recommended that you wrap them with newspaper and place in a baggy or sealed plastic container for disposal.This process will help contain any mercury if the bulb breaks.

Where can I recycle scrap metal?

Forsyth County Convenience Centers
351 Tolbert Street Cumming
3678 Old Atlanta Road Suwanee
3560 Settingdown Road Cumming

United Recycling - 2525 Friendship Circle, Cumming, GA 30040, 770-205-4045 

400 Waste & Scrap (Dawson County) 706-216-1485

Where can I recycle tires?

Coal Mountain Convenience Center - 3560 Settingdown Rd. Cumming, GA 30028, 770-781-2071 M-F 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM , Closed on Sundays and County Holidays There is a small fee to recycle tires: $3 per tire, $15 per tire on the rim

Where can I donate furniture and household items that are usable?

Cumming Home Ministries Thrift Store, 429 Canton Road Cumming, 470-354-0553 

Goodwill of North Georgia, 715 Atlanta Road, Cumming

678-455-9343

Humane Society Thrift Store- 168 Tri-County Plaza, Cumming, 770- 886-5806 

No Longer Bound, 315 Dahlonega St, Cumming, 678-208- 6240

The Place- 2550 The Place Circle, Cumming, 678-947-8825 

About Recycling & Solid Waste 

The mission of the Forsyth County Recycling and Solid Waste Department is to manage the county’s solid waste in an environmentally sound, cost-effective, socially responsible and safe manner, in accordance with the vision of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan.

 

Contact

Tammy Wright
Manager of Environmental Programs

Phone: (770) 205-4573

Location

Recycling & Solid Waste

426 Canton Highway
Cumming, GA 30040

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