PUBLIC WORKS

Curbside Recycling Program

Duluth was one of the first cities to implement a weekly multi-material curbside recycling program. With community involvement and support, this program continues to surpass each year’s expectations. Duluth residents can divert much of our curbside waste away from landfills. Place your bin at the curb before 7:00am each Wednesday morning for collection.

Recycling is offered to Duluth residents at no charge. You may obtain a recycling bin at the Duluth Public Works building, 2450 Main Street. If you prefer a large recycling rolling cart, please email RWard4@republicservices.com and include your name, address and phone number in the email. These carts will be delivered to your home on Fridays by Republic Services. Bring your old recycling bin to Public Works to exchange or leave it out at the curb on your cart delivery date. If you are moving and leaving Duluth, please return the old bin to Public Works or leave it for the new resident.

For more recycling tips, see https://recyclingsimplified.com/.

Newspaper                                                              Cardboard
Newspapers and inserts                                          Cardboard boxes (broken down)

                                                                                
Kraft Paper
Kraft paper, paper grocery bags, paper shopping and lunch bags

Paperboard
Paperboard, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, paper towel cores, soda and beer cartons, shoe boxes

Magazines                                                                 Mixed paper
Magazines, shopping catalogs,                                 Calendars, school papers, carbonless forms

Junk Mail                                                                   Other paper
Discarded mail, greeting cards, envelopes               Computer paper, old phone directories

                                                                                  Paperback books

Aluminum
Beverage containers, baking tins, food containers

Steel                                                                         
Steel food containers                                                

Empty aerosol cans
Clean metallic lids

Plastic
Plastic soda and water bottles, milk jugs, plastic detergent bottles, plastic bottles

Please call Republic Services at 678.963.2800 with any questions regarding the Recycling program.

Recycling Centers in the area:

Flowery Branch Compactor:  This facility accepts materials from Gwinnett residents.  The address is 4395 Falcon Pkwy, 770 535-8288.  Hours are M-Sat 7:30 6:30 p.m.  Sunday 11:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Materials accepted:  Aluminum cans, books, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, magazines, motor oil, newspaper, plastic containers and bottles.
Sandy Springs Recycling Center: 
Located at 470 Morgan Falls Road in Atlanta.  Phone 770 551-7794, hours M-Sun 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Accept glass bottles and jars.
Smyrna Recycling Center: 
Located at 3475 Lake Drive, Smyrna, phone 770-431-2869.  Hours open - Tues, Wed, Fri - Sat 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Thurs - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Accepting glass bottles and jars. 
Snellville Recycling Center:
 Located at 2531 Marigold Road, phone 770 985-3539.  Hours are M, T, Th, Friday, Sat from 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Snellville will accept the following from Gwinnett County Residents with no fee:

  • Newspaper                                            Carpet & pad                                       
  • Magazines                                Aluminum cans
  • Phonebooks                              Electronics                                                   
  • Computer/Office Paper              Cardboard boxes (broken down)
  • Glass  (brown, clear&green)        Junk mail, newspaper                                                
  • Scrap Metals (all types)               #1-7 plastic bottles & containers                                                
  • #1 & 2 Plastic Jugs & Bottles                                                                                                          
  • Aluminum and steel food/beverage containers, baking tins
  • Cereal, shoe, tissue and packaging boxes
  • Kraft paper (grocery and lunch bags)   
  • Phone books, catalogs, paperbacks, magazines
  • Soda, beer, other drink box cartons     Paper towel and tissue paper cores
  • Mixed paper (calendars, school and computer paper, envelopes, old greeting cards

Roswell Recycling Center: Located at 11570 Maxwell Road, Roswell, will accept aluminum cans, lightweight plastic containers, and glass bottles, magazines, books from non-residents for no fee, items must be separated.

Roswell Recycling Center will accept the following from non-residents for the fees listed:

    • 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.

Westrock Recycling: Located in Lawrenceville – 384 Maltbie Street
They accept small amounts of plastic, glass, cardboard, newspapers and magazines.  However, there is a fee.  Fees will depend on the amount of recyclables.