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Recycling & Recycling Centers

Forsyth County Recycling and Solid Waste Department operates three public convenience centers for recycling and disposal of bagged household trash. We operate Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and county holidays.

The Forsyth County Recycling Convenience Centers are for Forsyth County residents only.

The Centers accept cash only.

Residential trash and recycling only (no commercial or business waste accepted).


Tolbert Street


351 Tolbert Street
Cumming, GA 30040


Mon - Sat
7:30AM - 5PM

Old Atlanta


3678 Old Atlanta Road
Suwanee, GA 30024


Mon - Sat
7:30AM - 5PM

Coal Mountain


3560 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30028


Mon - Sat
7:30AM - 5PM

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. Limit 6 tires per day. For larger quantities, please call our office. 
  • 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