The four recycling & collection centers are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
The Hwy 441 site in Farmington is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All sites will be closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday
Use of the sanitation sites is limited to citizens of Oconee County. Please be prepared to show proof of residency to the attendant upon entry. You may use your vehicle registration or driver’s license. (If you are new to the county, you can show a utility bill in your name to prove residency – the name must match your driver’s license.)
Greensboro Highway (SR15) - 2001 Greensboro Highway at Green Ferry Road
Mars Hill Area/Jimmy Daniell Road - Jimmy Daniell Road near SR316
Hog Mountain Road (SR53) - At intersection of Hog Mountain Road and Carrithers School Road
Rankin Road - Across from Oconee County Middle School just off Mars Hill Road
Macon Highway/Hwy 441 (former landfill) one mile south of Farmington on US441
Recycling centers will be closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday After Thanksgiving
Plastic food trays, bottles, jugs, cups and wide mouth containers
Rigid plastics like toys, buckets, bins, etc.
Empty aerosol cans with lids removed
Milk and juice cartons and boxes
Aluminum cans, foil and trays
Metal food cans, rinsed
Glass bottles and jars with lids removed
Cereal and food boxes, flattened
Cardboard and pizza boxes, flattened
Magazines, phone books, catalogs and paperback books
Mixed paper, paper bags, junk mail and newspapers
Note: Oconee County collection sites collect recyclables in a dual stream system with glass, plastics, steel and aerosol cans co-mingled and paper and cardboard products co-mingled.
Not Accepted for Recycling
For information on what do with these hard to recycle items, click here.
Batteries or Light Bulbs
Napkins or Paper Towels
Oil or Antifreeze Containers
Paper Plates and Cups
Pots and Pans
If you have questions regarding recycling other items, please call 706-310-3560.