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Resource Recovery

Whether young or old, recycling is a habit that all Hall Countians should practice. Recycling helps our community by cleaning our environment and reducing the amount of waste that goes into our landfills. We're offering the following recycling tips to help you keep Hall beautiful!

Our recycling center is located at 1008 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501-6909. We accept all listed materials at this location on Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 4:00pm and the drop off area in front of the recycling center is open 24/7/365.

The recycling center office will be closed:

2014 Schedule
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 20, 2014 - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, May 26, 2014 - Memorial Day
Friday, July 4, 2014 - Independence Day
Monday, September 1, 2014 - Labor Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 28, 2014 - Day After Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Christmas Day

New! Recycling Center Tours

"Living in a Recycled Material World"

Presentation and tour using many visual aids with or without accompanying PowerPoint suitable for 3rd grade on up (can be modified for younger groups). Requires 45 min or up to an hour or more depending on audience questions.

Find out how we all use and depend on things made from recycled content every day and don't realize it. We truly do live in a recycled material world!

West Hall Middle School Environmental Science Club touring Recycling Center

Please remember to:
  • Empty all containers
  • Rinse all food and beverage containers
  • Flatten or cut cardboard

What? Where? The Plan

What can I recycle?

Mixed Paper (Blue Bin)

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Office and copy paper (all colors)
  • File folders
  • Index cards
  • Plain and window envelopes
  • Phone books
  • Corrugated cardboard (3 layers)
  • Paperboard (1 layer, cereal/pasta/frozen food/shoe box/etc.)
  • Soda/beer boxes
  • Pizza boxes (no pizza, please)
  • Hard and soft bound books
  • NO Wax-coated cartons

Plastics/Metals (Green Bin)

  • #1-7 plastic bottles and tubs - empty, no lid. Any food or cleaning product plastic bottle or tub
  • Aluminum cans and foils
  • Steel and tin food cans
  • Wire clothes hangers are ok
  • NO Plastic hangers
  • NO Wire
  • NO Plastic bags
  • NO Styrofoam
  • NO Hoses
  • NO Pipes/Wiring
  • NO Furniture

Glass (Green Bin)
  • Food and beverage bottles and jars of all colors
  • NO Window glass
  • NO Mirrors
  • NO Ceramics
  • NO Light bulbs
  • NO Pyrex

Used Motor Oil

  • Motor oil
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Automatic transmission fluid

Only from personal vehicles and lawn/garden equipment. Limit 5 gals per person per visit. To recycle, place it in a clean, leak-proof container. No bleach containers.

 More information here

Rechargeable Batteries (Recycling Center only)
  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead (Pb) 2 lbs. or less
  • NO Alkaline batteries

Electronics (Recycling Center only)

Please note that we do not accept tube-based televisions. TVs can be taken to Best Buy.
  • All electronics containing circuit cards/boards
  • Computers (Laptops, Servers, PCs, workstations, mainframes, terminals)
  • Computer network equipment (such as network cards, hubs routers, etc.)
  • Computer monitors (CRT and flat panel)
  • Flat screen TVs (Plasma, LCD and LED)
  • Network/telecom racks/cabinets
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Docking Stations
  • External hard drives
  • Tape drives
  • External modems
  • Electric motors
  • Transformers
  • Sound equipment (such as receivers, amplifiers, CD/DVD players, etc.)
  • Banking equipment (such as cash counters, magnetic card readers, check printers, etc.)
  • Test equipment (oscilloscope, voltmeter, amp meter, power meter, voltage generators etc.)
  • Telecommunication equipment (wired telephones, network switches, antennas etc.)
  • Copper wires and cables
  • AC adapters, power supplies, surge protectors, switch boxes, calculators printer monitor UPS battery)
  • Fax machines
  • Typewriters
  • Scanners
  • Overhead projectors
  • Microfiche
  • VCR
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Tape players
  • Cash registers
  • Office shredders
  • Copy machines
  • Printers
  • Recording media (VCR tapes, music cassettes, CD's & DVD's)

Cell Phones: Senior Life Center, 430 Prior Street SE, Gainesville, 770-503-3331 will accept cell phones (recommend removal of SIM card) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NOTICE: Hard disks/drives deposited for recycling should be cleared of any personal data/information. Hall County assumes no liability for accidental or deliberate misuse of any personal data/information accessed by others during or after the recycling process.

Protect yourself by wiping or destroying your hard drives before you recycle! Several software products are available for permanently deleting all data, or a simple nail driven through the outer casing and disk is effective.

Cooking Grease/Oil (Recycling Center only)
  • Used cooking grease or oil

Paint (recycled at landfill only)
  • 5 gal bucket: $25.00
  • 1 gal can: $5.00
  • Quart: $1.25
  • Pint: $1.00
  • Spray Paint: $2.00

Latex, oil, and solvent based paints accepted. No mixing.

Tires (recycled at landfill only)
  • Less than 12": $1.50 each
  • 12"-18": $2.00 each
  • 18"-22.5": $5.00 each
  • 22.5"-24.5": $10.00 each
  • More than 24.5": not accepted

Scrap Metal (recycled at landfill only)
  • Includes appliances (freon removed). Appliances with Freon accepted for minimum $12.50 min. landfill "gate fee" plus $7 Freon removal charge for one unit or $8 ea. for 2 or more units.

Auto Batteries (Recycling Center & Landfill)
  • Accepted in scrap metal recycling area

Household Chemicals

Other Recycling Options

Public Works - Resource Recovery
Bobby Purdum
Resource Recovery Superintendent
1008 Chestnut Street
Gainesville, GA 30501

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Gainesville, GA 30503

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Televisions can now be recycled in Hall County at no cost!

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Home Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) can now be recycled in Hall County!

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Visit A project of Hall County Resource Recovery, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and the Business Community.

"Why is Recycling Important to YOU?"

 Georgia Recycling Coalition

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