Gwinnett's solid waste haulers use dedicated trucks for recycling and a method called "single stream recycling." This means that recyclables are sorted at the recycling center, not curbside. Simply throw all of your recycling into one container - be sure to rinse out your cans, bottles, and containers - and your solid waste hauler will sort it all later. Check out the many items you can recycle below!

What is recyclable at the curb?
Aluminum
Aluminum beverage containers
Aluminum baking tins
Aluminum food containers
Cardboard
Cardboard boxes (broken down)
Pizza boxes
Glass
Glass bottles and jars
Junk Mail
Discarded mail
Greeting cards
Envelopes
Kraft Paper
Kraft paper
Paper grocery bags
Shopping and lunch bags – paper
Magazines
Magazines
Shopping catalogs
Mixed Paper
Calendars
School papers
Carbonless forms – paper
Newspaper
Newspapers and inserts
Other Paper
Computer paper
Old phone directories
Paperback books
Paperboard
Paperboard
Cereal boxes
Tissue boxes
Paper towel cores
Tissue paper cores
Soda and beer cartons
Shoe boxes
Plastic
#1: Soda and water bottles
#2: Milk jugs, juice bottles, butter and yogurt tubs
#3: Detergent and household cleaner containers, shampoo, and cooking oil bottles
#4: Only squeezable bottles
#5: Syrup, ketchup, and medicine bottles, straws, and some yogurt containers
#6: Disposable plates and cups, aspirin bottles, CD cases
#7: Three and five-gallon water bottles, certain food containers
Steel
Steel food containers
Empty aerosol cans
Clean metallic lids


If you have items that are not on this list that you want to recycle, check out the recycling directory to find out where you can take certain items to be recycled.