Columbus Recycling and Sustainability Center - 706.225.4505
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From North Columbus, travel south on Schatulga road, go past the prison, and continue to drive south to the traffic light located at the intersection of Schatulga Road and Technology Parkway. Turn left onto Technology Parkway at the traffic light. Continue to travel east on Technology Parkway for 3/4 of a mile, turn right onto Pine Grove Way. Travel on Pine Grove Way for 200 yards, going past Pine Grove Landfill. The Columbus Recycling and Sustainability Center is located at 8001 Pine Grove Way, at the bottom of the hill, on the left.
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.
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