Convenience Centers

RECYCLING IS ENCOURAGED. The county’s convenience centers accept a variety of recyclables and BAGGED household trash. There is no minimum bag size, and the maximum bag size for household trash is 32 gallons. Recycling is free with a few exceptions and the quantity is unlimited.

Cash Only
$.50 per bag for recycling customers, $1.00 a bag for non-recycling customers
Daily limit for trash: 5 bags ($2.00 per bag for bags exceeding the daily limit)

Tolbert Street

Old Atlanta

Coal Mountain

Acceptable Recyclables

  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard
  • Magazines
  • Office Paper and Junk Mail
  • Phonebooks
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel/Tin Food Cans
  • Glass Jars & Bottles Separated By Color: Brown, Clear, Green/Blue
  • Plastic Bottles & Jugs: PETE #1, HDPE #2 Only. No plastic containers larger than one gallon.
  • Batteries: Alkaline, Lithium, Nickel Cadmium and Lead Acid
  • Printer Cartridges: Ink jet and Laser
  • Cell phones
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Used Cooking Oil
  • Books
  • Clothing & Shoes
  • Empty Small Propane Canisters
  • Cloth Flags
  • Scrap Metal - Car Parts, Lawn Mowers, Lawn Equipment, Pipes, Tools, Sinks, Open Drums, Etc.
  • Tires - At the Coal Mountain Location Only
         Tires: $3 each, $15 on the rim
  • Electronics - At the Tolbert Street Location Only
         Televisions: $12 each (No wood console or rear projection Tv's)
         All Other Electronics: $2 per item or $5 unlimited
  • Paint: Liquid or dried latex-based and oil-based paints and stains in original containers. We do not accept leaking cans.
    Latex Paint:
    5-Gallon $10
    2-Gallon $5
    1-Gallon $3
    1-Quart or Smaller $1
    Oil Paint:
    5-Gallon $15
    1-Gallon $4
    1-Quart $2
    1-Pint $1
    Spray Can $1

Unacceptable Items

  • Any Type of Hazardous Waste
  • Yard Waste (Grass Clippings, Branches, Logs, Dirt, etc.)
  • Wooden or Cloth Furniture
  • Appliances Containing Freon
  • Construction Waste

Contact Us

 Address: 1950 Sharon Road
Cumming, GA 30041
 Phone: 770-205-4573
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

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.