CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials)

1005 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601

Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Fees:

Residential CHaRM Customers: 

  • Five (5) gallon bucket of mixed material - no charge 
  • Car (of any kind) with mixed material that contains bulbs, batteries, paint, TVs /monitors - $5.00
  • Truck, SUV, Minivan (of any kind) with mixed material that contains bulbs, batteries, paint, TVs/monitors - $10.00
  • Truck and Trailer with mixed material that contains bulbs, batteries, paint, TVs/monitors- $20.00
Commercial CHaRM Customers:

Must make an appointment with Household Hazardous Waste Supervisor for delivery. Materials will be fee-based. 

*All fees subject to change 

History
The first CHaRM in the United States was established in Boulder, Colorado and opened in 2001. A CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) is a one stop drop for items that can’t be recycled at the curb or at the Athens-Clarke County recycling drop-off sites because they are deemed "hard to recycle" due to their nature (chemical composition, hazardous components, size, distance to end-market, etc.).   The ACC CHaRM will be located at the old Solid Waste Department site at 1005 College Avenue.  The CHaRM will open in 2015.  At that time the ACC Solid Waste Department at 725 Hancock Industrial Way and the ACC Recycling Facility at 699 Hancock Industrial Way will NO LONGER accept hard to recycle materials for drop-off.  

The ACC CHaRM will accept all of the following materials:  Automotive Fluids, Batteries, Bulbs, Carpet, Cleaners, Clothing/Shoes, Electronics, Fire Extinguishers, Grease, Lawn Care Products, Paint, Propane Tanks, Tires and MORE!  

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