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Earth Day 2018

Free paper shredding at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds! Come celebrate Earth Day with Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. The event will be on Saturday, May 5, from 9:00am to noon at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. This is a free, paper shredding only event (limit 5 paper copier boxes per vehicle). Volunteers are needed from 8:00am until 1:00pm and may be asked to direct traffic, assist with unloading cars, break down boxes, distribute information on recycling, and other duties as needed. Please sign up at For more information, call Melanie Miller at 678.518.6107.

All Gwinnett County volunteers are required to complete the waiver/release form before participation in any volunteer project or event. Please download, print, and fill out the waiver/release form and bring to the event.  Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign in order to participate. 

Invite us to your next event!
Gwinnett County’s Solid Waste Management continues its focus on education and outreach by partnering with local organizations such as Girl Scouts of America and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

If your community group, youth organization, or homeowners association would like to receive information about the County’s solid waste and recycling program or if you would like to invite the division to participate in an upcoming event, please contact Melanie Miller at 678.518.6107 or

Join the recycling initiative
With the countywide trash program in Gwinnett, unincorporated residents are doing their part to reduce their impact on the environment. Now more items than ever can be recycled at the curb, and residents have recycled over 28,000 tons of waste since the solid waste program’s start in July 2010.

Recycle books at Gwinnett County Public Libraries
You can recycle books at your Gwinnett County Public Library! Collection bins are located at each of the 15 locations and books collected at the bins will be sold, donated, or recycled. A portion of the sales will benefit the library. For branch locations, visit or call 770.978.5154
Recycle your old toilets for free!
Gwinnett County residents have a free option for recycling old toilets.

As part of their Toilet Rebate Program, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources is offering toilet recycling to homeowners and renters. Bring your old and broken porcelain toilets to the Department of Water Resources Central Facility located at 684 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville for recycling. You must remove the toilet seat and any plastic parts, including handles.

The facility will accept toilets for recycling at any time. After business hours and on weekends, access is only available from the Hosea Road entrance.

For more information on the Toilet Rebate Program, please visit or call the Department of Water Resources customer service line at 678.376.6800.