Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here:

Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.


Convenience Centers

Watch the video below to learn about special processing required for batteries and click here to learn more before bringing batteries to be recycled.  


Thank you for remembering to use our recycling centers. When visiting our recycling centers, please remember we are only able to accept bagged household trash (limit of 5 bags per day) and specific recyclables. Centers are unable to accept mattresses/box springs, furniture, appliances, mirrors, construction materials, rugs, other items that do not fit into a 32-gallon trash bag or yard waste such as grass clippings or branches. Scroll down to see a list of accepted materials. Thank you for your cooperation.

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, and Food Containers: Marked #1 or #2 on bottom ONLY. No plastic containers larger than one gallon.
  • Batteries: Alkaline, Lithium, Nickel Cadmium and Lead Acid  *(Please see new preparation requirements for battery drop off) 
  • 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: 426 Canton Highway
Cumming, GA 30040
 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.