What items can be recycled?

Recyclable Items 

  • 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 aluminum cans co-mingled and paper and cardboard products co-mingled. All items for recycling must be clean with any handles removed.

Not Accepted for Recycling 

For information on what do with these hard to recycle items, click here.

  • Batteries or Light Bulbs
  • Ceramics
  • Food
  • Dishes and Glassware
  • Hardcover Books
  • Napkins or Paper Towels
  • Antifreeze Containers (cooking oil may be recycled at all Oconee County Sites and motor oil may be recycled at Butler's Crossing and Hwy 441 locations)
  • Paper Plates and Cups
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Cutlery
  • Pots and Pans
  • Shredded Paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Wire Hangers

If you have questions regarding recycling other items, please call 706-310-3560 or email kocbc@oconee.ga.us.

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1. What items can be recycled?
2. How much does it cost to recycle?
3. What are Pay as You Throw bags?
4. Who are the members of the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission (KOCBC)?
5. What is the Adopt a Mile program?
6. Where can I take my recyclables?
7. Are there ways to recycle items the county’s collection sites do not take?
8. How can I become a member of the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission?
9. How can I volunteer to help the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission?