City Announces Expanded Residential Recycling Program

The City of Dahlonega announces an agreement with Sanitation Solutions that will propel the City into a new era of residential recycling. The agreement will allow residents to recycle more materials than before.

Customers now have the opportunity to recycle 34 different items through the traditional curbside pickup. Recyclables that can now be placed in the bins include: aluminum, cardboard, junk mail, plastic, magazines, newspaper and a variety of paper. Residents will receive mailers that describe the expansion of the recycling program and include easy-to-understand illustrations of what they can recycle and how. The expanded recycling program will make it easier for residents to recycle more and is an important step toward the City’s goals of becoming a greener place to live, work, and play.

Curbside recycling makes if easy and convenient to recycle. The list below is your guide to recycling in Dahlonega. Place all materials in one container without a bag and we will sort & separate for you!


  • Plastic soda and water bottles (#1)
  • Milk jugs (#2)
  • Plastic detergent bottles (#2)
  • Plastic bottles (#3 – 7)


  • Aluminum beverage containers
  • Aluminum baking tins
  • Aluminum food containers
  • Steel food containers
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Clean metallic lids


  • Cardboard boxes (broken down)
  • Pizza boxes
  • Paperboard
  • Cereal boxes
  • Tissue boxes
  • Paper towel cores
  • Tissue paper cores
  • Soda and beer cartons
  • Shoe boxes


  • Discarded mail
  • Greeting cards
  • Envelopes
  • Craft paper
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Shopping and lunch bags – paper
  • Magazines and shopping catalogs
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Computer paper
  • Old phone directories
  • Paperback books
  • Calendars
  • School papers
  • Carbonless forms – paper


  • Ceramics
  • Dishes
  • Electronics
  • Food waste
  • Hazardous waste containers
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil containers
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Window glass
  • Yard waste

Recyclables will be picked up each Friday.

For additional information on materials accepted and to request a recycling bin contact City Hall, (706) 864-6133.