City of Alpharetta, GA

09/21/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2023 09:05

Electronics, Document Shredding, Plastics & Styrofoam Recycling Event SEPT 23rd

North Fulton businesses and residents will be able to safely recycle computers, electronic equipment, select hard-to-recycle plastics, and packaging Styrofoam and have documents securely shredded during a special collection event on Saturday, September 23. The event, coordinated by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission will be held at the Alpharetta Department of Public Works, located at 1790 Hembree Road from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM.


Alpharetta has teamed up with Atlanta Recycling Solutions to collect electronics for recycling. The event is designed to give residents and businesses the opportunity to properly recycle and safely dispose of unwanted electronics. Atlanta Recycling Solutions recycles everything they accept.

Please see the attached list below of acceptable items that are free of charge. Please note that there will be cash charge for:

  • * Acceptable televisions $30.00 each
  • * CRT Devices $30.00 each
  • * Projection TVs $50.00 each

Items Accepted-Electronics Recycling

No console units or TV tubes are accepted. (Please note that ARS is only able to accept cash for these items.) We request that businesses with a large amount of electronics to recycle to please contact Atlanta Recycling Solutions directly at (678) 566-6665 to discuss pick up options.


This shredding and recycling collection will offer residents and small businesses the opportunity to safely discard confidential documents using a mobile, on-site shredding truck. Residents can have comfort knowing that the shredded materials will be recycled into new paper without risk of their confidential information falling into the wrong hands. There's no need to remove the staples, paper clips, rubber bands and sticky notes from your files. Please do remove any larger binders or metal items. There is a strict five boxes limit per household/business. NOTE: Should the truck fill before noon this collection will end.

The Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission is requesting that participants enhance this act of "giving back" by bringing a canned food item per box brought for shredding. All collected food items will be dispersed to neighbors through the North Fulton Community Charities Food Bank. Participants are asked to remain in their vehicle. We will unload for you.


Plastics and Styrofoam®

The City of Alpharetta, in partnership with Green Cell Inc, a local nonprofit focused on sustainability, will be piloting a program to recycle plastics and Styrofoam® ® that is currently not accepted curbside. Clean and dry plastics containers with number 1, 2 (e.g., fruit / egg clamshells) and 5, 6 (yogurt, butter, Tupperware® containers) will be accepted. Containers must be separated by numbers and clearly marked for quick visual inspection. #1 PET bottles, #2 HDPE jugs and bottles will notbe accepted at this event. Please continue to recycle those in your curbside container. Any white colored packaging Styrofoam®, free of any tape, will be accepted. Colored Styrofoam®, packing peanuts or takeout food containers will notbe accepted at this event.

For more information about Green Cell Inc. you may visit

Glass Bottles

The Alpharetta Public Works Department has a permanent glass recycling drop-off in the front parking lot. It is important to note that only clean glass beverage and food containers can be dropped off at the 1790 Hembree Road location.

For more information about this event please contact Terry Porter at [email protected] or (678) 297-6213.