Frequently Asked Questions

Recycling and Proper Disposal

GC&B is an Environmental Education Organization; however, we no longer operate a recycling facility. Please visit our Recycling Directory. It offers an extensive list of locations that accept a wide variety of materials – including glass. If the materials cannot be recycled, it provides instructions on how to properly dispose of them.

YES! GC&B offers paint collection during four annual events. Paint cans must contain 25% wet paint to be recycled. For cans with less than 25%, put kitty litter or other absorbent materials in the can and once solidified, double bag them and place in your garbage cart. Dried up paint cans can be properly disposed by double-bagging and placing them in your curbside trash cart for collection. For additional information and other locations to drop off paint year-round, visit:  https://www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling-center-material/paint/

 There are several locations in Gwinnett County to recycle your glass. To find a location near you, visit: https://www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling-center-material/glass-bottles-and-jars/

These appliances must have the freon removed from a licensed technician to be collected by your trash hauler. Once the freon has been removed, contact your hauler to schedule a bulk item pickup. Eager to get rid of them ASAP? There are several locations that will accept them with freon: https://www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling-center-material/refrigerator/

There are several locations that will accept motor oil. Visit https://www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling-center-material/motor-oil/ for a location near you.

Gasoline is one of the items collected during our semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste events. Other locations that accept gasoline can be found: https://www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling-center-material/gasoline-and-kerosene/

Unincorporated Gwinnett County residents can schedule a bulk-item pickup by contacting your service provider directly. For contact information, visit: https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/services/solidwastemanagement/searchsolidwastehauler. Residents living inside city limits, contact your local municipality. If you wish to dispose of your mattress/box spring, there are several landfills that accept them. For a list of landfills, visit:

Printers – and most electronics – are accepted at our America Recycles Day and Earth Day events for a small fee. To find additional locations, visit: https://www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling-center-material/electronics-large-office/ or  https://www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling-center-material/electronics-small-office/ to find one near you.

While GC&B does not shred paper onsite, we do offer free paper shredding during our America Recycles Day and Earth Day events. However, Staples and/or Office Depot offers shredding for a small fee. Please contact your local store for pricing.

Commercial recycling is a free market service, meaning you can select the appropriate vendor to fit your needs. For a list of approved haulers in  Gwinnett County, visit: https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/services/solidwastemanagement/commercialservices. The GC&B Team is happy to provide information on best practices.

Events and Involvement

We would love for you to join our journey and have many ways to do so. From event volunteer opportunities to ongoing programs, we are confident that you will find something that fits your preferred level of engagement. Visit our XXXXX page for more information. The GC&B team looks forward to partnering with you! Short on time, but still wish to have an impact? As a nonprofit, we always welcome donations (include link) to help further our mission of Connecting People and Resources for a Sustainable Gwinnett.

GC&B offers free paper shredding during our America Recycles Day and Earth Day events. Be sure to sign up to receive our newsletter as well as follow us on social media to stay informed about all of our events, programs and more.

GC&B offers electronics recycling collection during our America Recycles Day and Earth Day events. Be sure to sign up to receive our newsletter as well as follow us on social media to stay informed about all of our events, programs and more.

GC&B, in partnership with Water Resources hosts HHW events twice a year which are typically in February and July. Be sure to sign up to receive our newsletter as well as follow us on social media to stay up to date on all of our happenings!

Observed nationally on November 15, GC&B is always proud to host an America Recycles Day (ARD) recycling event on a Saturday each November, typically from 9am to Noon. Visit our event page  in the Fall to learn the date for that year.

Observed globally each year on April 22, GC&B is proud to host an Earth Day recycling event each Spring - typically in April or May, from 9am to Noon. Visit our event page in the Spring to learn the date for that year.

GC&B hosts several recycling events throughout the calendar year. Examples include but may not be limited to: 

January: Bring One For the Chipper

February & July: Household Hazardous Waste Collection 

April/May: Earth Day 

November: America Recycles Day

 

We encourage you to visit our events page (insert link) and sign up for newsletters (insert link), as well as follow us on social media to stay up to date on all of our happenings!

Cleanup Requests, Reporting and Related Concerns

We are happy to assist you with that. Kindly submit a request to Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, either by phone – 770.822.5187 or emailing us – gwinnettcb@gwinnettcb.org with the name of the road and the GC&B team will take care of the rest.

The Quality of Life/Code Enforcement Unit will gladly handle your request by calling 770.513.5020.

Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management oversees the solid waste/recycling contracts. Please contact their Call Center by calling 770.822.7141.

The Quality of Life/Code Enforcement Unit will gladly assist you and they can be reached at 770.513.5020.

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