Recycling in Cobb County

11-6-2014: Smyrna Recycling Center at 645 Smyrna Hill Drive in Smyrna plans to accept recyclables including cooking and motor oils in containers on certain days.

With the exception of the Roswell Recycling center in Alpharetta at bottom of page, this is my first stab at listing potential recycling in Cobb County. This post should be updated when I learn of other recycling efforts.

I specifically want to call attention to the “Keep Cobb Beautiful” organizational effort, supported by many volunteers, to Keep Cobb Clean.


Click here for locations that accept the following recyclable items:

  • Recycling Information:
  • Aluminum & Tin Cans
  • Batteries – Automotive
  • Batteries – Rechargeable
  • CFL Light bulbs
  • Cell Phones
  • Electronics Glass
  • Ink Jet Cartridges
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines / Newspapers
  • Office Paper
  • Plastic Bags Plastic Containers
  • Phone Books
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Styrofoam
  • Televisions
  • Video Tapes


Keep Cobb Beautiful (KCB) sponsors several recycling programs including but not limited to pharmaceutical disposals, electronics recycling, document shredding.

KCB is also partnering with Advanced Disposal Service locations to offer Cobb residents free drop spots to bring recyclables from home. Items Accepted: Mixed Paper, Plastics (1-7), Aluminum, Steel Cans and Flattened Cardboard.


Recycled at local Cobb County Library locations – information here


Recycled at local Cobb County Library locations – information here.

Home Depot and Lowes accepts rechargeable batteries from power tools.


Usually Home Depot accepts trees at many of their store parking lots. If you can’t transport the tee there, they may know people who can pick them up from your curb site…but chances are it won’t get picked up or else everyone would do that and not drop them off.


Where do you dispose of the oil from cooking turkeys in deep fryers?

Besides contacting a local Chic-Fil-A restaurant (like the one at 2550 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066 that collects the used oil…

The City Of Smyrna Recycling Education Center

645 Smyrna Hill Drive
(770) 431-2869
(Smyrna Hill Drive is located 1 block south of Concord Road on South Cobb Drive.)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tues., Wed., Fri., and Sat.;
12 p.m. – 8:00p.m. Thurs.
Closed: Sun. and Mon.

Roswell Recycling Center (located at 11570 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta 30009) accepts vegetable oil for recycling.

Auto or light truck tires can be recycled at auto repair facilities that sell tires, but there usually is a nominal $2-5/tire charge. Tires may be disposed of for a fee at the Advanced Disposal Transfer Station located at 1897 County Services Parkway, Marietta, GA 30008. Contact ADS at (770) 485-8940 if you have any questions concerning the recycling of tires.

References to products and services are not a specific endorsement, but the user must perform their due diligence and investigate whether the product or service is right for them. I welcome any or all comments that would help others.

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