The Roswell Recycling Center has been at the heart of the city's recycling efforts for the past three decades. What started as a grassroots initiative organized by a group of citizens has grown into an environmental force in the community, offering recycling services to both residents and non-residents.
The Center provides recycling for a wide variety of materials - from everyday items such as plastic, paper, metal and glass to larger items including appliances, tires, batteries, cell phones, printer cartridges, electronics, televisions, motor oil and antifreeze.
For a full list of recyclable items, see the Recycling Center Brochure.
What do you accept for recycling?See the Recycling Center Brochure for an extensive list of what is accepted. Or, feel free to call the Recycling Center at 770-442-8822 with any questions.
What items are NOT accepted?
Chemicals and fuels (also known as Household Hazardous Waste), single-use alkaline batteries, mattresses and box springs, rear projection or wood console televisions, porcelain such as toilets, etc., wood or other construction debris. Please call 770-442-8822 with questions about a specific item before bringing it to the Recycling Center. The Center does accept paint, motor oil, anti-freeze and vegetable oil – these things are considered Household Hazardous Waste.
What services are available only to Roswell residents?
- Document/Paper Shredding
- Paint recycling
- Fluorescent bulb recycling
- Polystyrene recycling
What items carry a fee for non-residents?
Non-Roswell Resident Fees Apply for the Following:
- Televisions (Flat Screen or CRT): $20/each
- Monitors (Flat Screen of CRT): $20/each
- Tires - off the rim: $2/each (Max 4)
- Tires - on the rim: $15/each (Max 4)
- Appliances with Freon: $20/each
- Appliances without Freon: $10/each
Exact change cash or check accepted. No credit or debit cards.
Curbside Recycling: How do I get a recycling bin or a replacement recycling bin?Curbside recycling is a service contracted through Advanced Disposal as part of the Roswell curbside household garbage service and is not affiliated with the Roswell Recycling Center. Recycling bins are provided to Roswell residents as part of this service. To find out more about this service, click here. If you need a replacement curbside recycling bin, please call 770-641-3961.
What are the requirements for recycling paint?Roswell residents (proof required) may bring a maximum of two (2) 5-gallon buckets or 10 cans per household, per day, of liquid latex and/or oil-based paint (not dried out or mixed with cat box filler) in the original can with the original readable label on it. No leaking cans will be accepted. For more information, please call the Roswell Recycling Center at
770-442-8822during business hours.
To properly dispose of oil-based or latex paints that do not qualify for recycling, add kitty litter or saw dust to them before placing the cans—lid off—in the garbage. Only empty paint cans or cans with solidified paint can be put into a garbage container.
What are the requirements for shredding?
Roswell residents (proof required) may bring up to two bankers boxes or copy paper-sized boxes of documents (or the equivalent) per vehicle per day any time the Recycling Center is open. Staples do not need to be removed but please remove all metal larger than a staple, all file folders, thick booklets, rubber bands, and plastic or laminated cards. Residents may watch documents being shredded from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Documents brought other times will be placed in a locked container until the documents can be shredded.
What are the requirements for recycling fluorescent bulbs?
Roswell residents (proof required) may bring up to five (5) 4 foot tube or u-shaped fluorescent bulbs per person per vehicle to the Recycling Center any time during regular operating hours.
Do you pay for recyclables such as aluminum cans or other metal?
No, we do not buy any recyclables.
Can someone do court-ordered community service or volunteer at the Center?
Yes. Please call 770-442-8822 for more information and to schedule hours.