Calhoun Recycling Center


  • Temporary Closing of the Calhoun Recycling Center

    The City of Calhoun has come to the difficult decision to temporarily close the Calhoun Recycling Center effective Monday, March 30, 2020.  To help prevent the community spread of COVID-19, and for the safety of our recycling attendants, we feel this action is now necessary.  The DPH numbers released today show Gordon County cases have increased from 9 to 12.  Rome-Floyd recycling has already closed and Cartersville recycling operations will also close starting Monday.  We are hopeful we will be able to reopen as soon as it is deemed safe for the public and our workers.  Thank you for your understanding.

  • Glass Recycling Made EASY

    Acceptable

    • Soda Bottles
    • Beer Bottles
    • Juice Containers
    • Ketchup Bottles
    • Wine and Liquor Bottles
    • Food Containers

    Not Acceptable

    • Mirrors
    • Ceramic Cups and Plates
    • Clay Pots
    • Crystal
    • Light Bulbs
    • Window Glass
    • Heat Resistant Ovenware
    • Drinking Glasses
  • Mixed Paper Only Program

    What Can and Cannot be recycled
    in the Mixed Paper Only Program?

  • WHY Recycle?
    • REDUCES POLLUTION
      · Manufacturing products from recycled paper reduces water pollution by 35% and air pollutants by 73%.
      · Using recycled steel in manufacturing cuts down on 76% of the water pollutants, 86% of the air pollutants, and 97% of the mining wastes.
    • REDUCES NEED FOR LANDFILLS
      · In the US, landfills include more than 80% of all solid waste.
      · Recycling helps to reduce landfill space and disposal costs.
    • REDUCES LITTER
      · Litter is a costly as well as unsightly problem US-tax payers are charged with.
      · $500 million every year goes to pick up litter by crews along state highways.

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