Columbus Recycling and Sustainability Center - 706.225.4505
Current Residential Recycling Rate (June 2014): 5.5%
Residential Recycled Weight (January - March): 1,859.6 tons
Located off Schatulga Road, turn on Sacerdote lane. Just before you reach the MCP Guard rails, turn right on Pine Grove Way (which is a newly formed road and may not show up on GPS yet). - Recycling Center Maps -
Things We Gladly Accept
A Few Things Can Not Accept
These items can be properly disposed of for a fee at the Pine Grove Landfill.
Recycling Program - F.A.Q.
Here's a list of frequently asked questions about our recycling program.
Currently, Recycling Pickup is in transition. We will continue to pick up the small bins and any cardboard set out on the recycling day. Because the new plant will do the sorting, we will no longer be sorting all the material from your bins at the curb and putting it into our segregated recycling trucks. These are being replaced with regular garbage trucks built with a separate bin for glass. We are asking all residents to help us by putting glass in a separate bin, as glass presents major problems for us at the plant. You can call 311 and get a new bin marked “glass only” or, if you have more than one bin, we can get you a “glass only” label to affix to one of your bins.
95 Gallon Carts
The city is purchasing 10,000 of these carts and providing them to pilot areas in the city . Our goal is to provide the large carts to everyone in the city who wants one, but funding does not allow us to purchase 56,000 of them this year. Therefore, we’ll purchase and distribute as funding allows. If you are not in a pilot area and would like to go on a waiting list, please call 311 and leave that message and we’ll get you added. Those who are using several of the smaller bins, or those with physical limitations, will be given priority for the larger carts.
The Pilot Program
The Pilot Program areas have received a flier telling them they are in the pilot area. The residents in this area are receiving 95 gallon wheeled and lidded carts. Those who do not wish to have the large carts can opt out by calling 706-225-4696. There are eight pilot areas in the City and they were selected, one from each council district, based upon the heaviest recycling rates. We’ll be getting them out as quickly as we can.
Areas with No Pilot Program
IF your neighborhood has not been chosen as a pilot program, you will still be able to recycle all the same materials – to include cardboard and glass. You can use the bins provided. Please do NOT purchase your own 95 gallon carts from the local hardware store as there are several issues with that. They may not fit our flipper arms. If they are not sturdy enough, then they could easily break and we don’t want that. Additionally, many of our trucks are not equipped with the flipper arms and the larger containers can get quite heavy when filled with paper and we don’t want our workers injured trying to lift your containers.
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Helping Us to Help You
Do your part to help the environment and help us save the landfill space!
Those who recycle help protect the health and wellbeing of people and the environment, and help support growth in our state's green economy with more jobs. As natural resources become scarcer and manufacturing costs rise, recycling is more important than ever. That is why we are asking you to support: Columbus Recycles !!
Department of Public Works for Columbus, Georgia