Here are a few useful links for general recycling in Atlanta:








Hewlett-Packard Recycling Program

To see FAQs:

Order the recycling service online and take your computer to a shipper. HP will charge you a small fee to recycle it.

YES: They will take old hardware, ink cartridges and laserjet supplies. INK cartridges must be manufactured by HP. Computer components do NOT have to be an HP product. NO monitors with broken glass.

NO: Other electronics such as tv's vcr's, etc.



Hewlett-Packard Battery Recycling Program

Accepts laptop and notebook batteries for recycling. Does NOT have to be HP product.

Order the service online and take your computer batter to a shipper. They charge you a small fee to recycle it.



4508 Bibb Blvd.

Suite B-10

Tucker GA 30084


Monday - Friday 9am-3pm for drop off. Call first.

YES: $10 per computer component that is NON-WORKING. Accepts all cell phones.

For large donations (40 computers or more) they will arrange a pick-up.



Roswell Recycling Center

11570 Maxwell Road

Alpharetta, GA 30004






For paint disposal, open cans and fill with a mix of kitty litter and /or sawdust. Allow to absorb then throw into the trash.


Waste Paint Hardener product hardens latex paint to be safely disposed of in the trash. Google the term "waste paint hardener" to find where you can buy it.






1-800-GOTJUNK (1-800-468-5865)

Will come haul away stuff for a fee. Paint and chemicals incur a surcharge.



American Kidney Fund:

770.441.2220 P/U service 6200 Ross Road

Will pick up. Call to give your address and they will tell you when they are in your area next.

Doraville, GA 30340


YES: They LOVE small household items - must be small enough for a driver to handle by himself

NO: Furniture, Large items or mattresses

Leave items outside clearly marked AKF unless they are in the garage and you will be home to let them into the garage. They will leave a pamphlet receipt. Pick ups are between 7am and 7pm.




Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities: 404-761-6247

Will pick up depending on your zip code. To donate either FURNITURE or TEN BOXES OR MORE, you must CALL for a pickup. Otherwise, you can schedule a pick-up ONLINE. They do not go to Cumming or above.

NO: Carpeting, large appliances, sinks, building materials, water heaters, a/c, mattresses, box springs.

YES: Clothing, household goods, shoes, glassware and dishes, tools, furniture.



Drop Off Points:


Last Chance Thrift Store 1711 Church Street




Metro Thrift Store 134 South Clayton Street



Lithia Springs

Last Chance Thrift Store 900 Thornton Road




"Keep Henry County Recycling, LLC" 65 W. Asbury Road




Last Chance Thrift Store 1241 Mt. Zion Road




Last Chance Thrift Store 1977 South Cobb Drive




Last Chance Thrift Store 201 Norcross/Tucker Road





Houses children that come from the foster care environment that have been abused and are troubled. Mostly adolescents.

Drop off point: 3111 Clairmont Road, Suite B, Atlanta GA 30329

Call in advance: 404-486-9034 ask for Phil Henderson

YES: Cash, sports equipment, bikes, school supplies, art supplies, musical instruments.

NO: Clothing, books, baby items, furniture.



Dress For Success: 404-589-1177


Atlanta Apparel Mart

250 Spring Street, Suite 12W361

Atlanta, Georgia USA 30303

Phone: (404) 589-1177

Fax: (404) 589-1187

Dress for Success Atlanta is a nonprofit organization that provides business attire, career development and confidence boosts to low-income women transitioning into the workforce in metro Atlanta. Women are referred to Dress for Success Atlanta by agencies that provide skills development and job preparation. The organizationís services include providing interview clothing; fashion consultation; a womenís group which provides support, career building and networking opportunities; and a specific program focusing on meeting the needs of low-income plus-size women entering the work force. LINDA W. TRAVIS Member, Board of Directors LTRAVIS@MINDSPRING.COM




Family Haven 770-889-6384 (donations coordinator Rena Brown ext 114)

Forsyth County and North Fulton (Cumming, Suwannee)

Will pick up during the week. No weekends. Call about a week in advance.

YES: Furniture, appliances, dishes, household items, electronics, bedding, mattresses.

NO: Exercise equipment, clothing

Thrift Store girl: Becky 770-844-0842




Family Violence Council: (Women & Childrenís support group) 770.603.2233

Will pick up. Call and give zip code to find out the days they are in your area.

YES: Clothing, shoes, bedding, draperies, house-wares, usable furniture, small appliances, washer/dryer, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, toys, books, pots, pans, glassware.

NO: Nothing needing repair or reupholstered. No console tv's or dishwashers.



Foster Care Support Foundation

Will not pick up. You must drop off in Roswell:

1240-B Alpharetta Street

Roswell GA 30075


Mailing Address for donating money only:

Rachel Ewald - Chairperson

3334 Trails End Road

Roswell GA 30075


This is an all-volunteer community resource dedicated to providing clothing, toys and safe infant equipment such as cribs, car seats, strollers and high chairs to foster families and foster children cared for in Georgia's basic care per-diem foster homes. This is the only organization in the state providing free clothing and equipment for Georgia's foster children. Some families travel as far away as Valdosta and Savannah for clothes from FCS. Check out their website at for details. Your support can make such a difference in a child's life.

NO: Underwear, used shoes, socks
Preemie babies through 18 years old. New, like new and gently worn.

Toys and clean stuffed animals in excellent condition, books, infant equipment all in good condition.




Just list your items for FREE and let people know to come pick them up at your house. Easy as that.



The Georgia Center for Children Lisa Dabney

They will not pick up.

(DeKalb 404-378-6100)

(Fulton 678-904-2880)

NO: Toys or household goods.

YES: Paper, crayons, art supplies. School supplies. Children's Books.

Children's clothing. Call first to see if they need donations.

They are also needing brand new in-package underwear & socks.

They will also take nice children's playroom furniture.

Brand new teddy bears.



Drop Off Points:

Fulton County - 678-904-2880

818 Pollard Blvd. (behind Turner Field)

Suite 301


GA 30315


DeKalb County - 404-378-6100

202 Nelson Ferry Road

Decatur GA 30030



Goods Be Gone

770-246-1060 Diane Cestaro

Norcross on P'tree Industrial Blvd just north of Medlock Bridge Road.

They will not pick up, you must drop at their location.

Will take stuff that is sellable on Ebay. (jewelry, collectibles, nice appliances, housewares, handbags, etc) You must drop off at their site. They will photograph it, post the item on Ebay, sell it for you and give you a check for a percentage of the profit, less listing fees and commissions.



Goodwill Industries:


No pick up. Must drop off.

YES: Clothing, household goods, books, furniture, lamps, knick knacks, radios, antique, shoes, clocks, small appliances, cookware, china, glassware, utensils, toys, tapes, records, cds, linens, sporting, bikes, jewelry, computers.

NO: Carpeting, used parts, swing sets, pools, ac, glass, chemicals, wall cabinets, auto parts, mattresses, box springs, large appliances, tires, showers, lumber, paneling.


Drop Off Sites: Go to and enter your zip code to find a drop site near you.


Habitat Re-Store

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

519 Memorial Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30312


NEW or excellent condition building materials.

They do NOT pick up.

Appliances, architectural items, area rugs, cabinets and countertops

ceiling, floor, and window fans, doors, flooring materials, gardening equipment

hardware, home accessories, lighting, paint supplies, plumbing fixtures and faucets,

rugs, shutters and blinds, tile, tools, windows.




Hidden Lake Academy

45 minutes north of Dahlonega

A co-ed therapeutic boarding school, (ADD, ADHD, ODD) fully accredited school preparing kids of college. Mostly troubled adolescents 13-17 years of age living on a secured camput. Must call first to get clearance to drop off.

Call first to schedule a drop-off: Kathleen Heasley 706-864-4730 ext 220

May pick up -- ask first.

YES: Cash, art, age-appropriate books, computer equipment, office furniture, household furniture in good condition, sports equipment, arts/crafts supplies, age-appropriate board games, general hobby items.

NO: Housewares, appliances, beds.




Home Resource Center-


Will pick up inside the perimeter or just outside.

YES: washer/dryers and all large appliances/small household items.

NO: mattresses, clothing, gas appliances

Will only come to basically areas that are inside the Perimeter or just outside.



Metro Atlanta Furniture Bank: 404-355-8530 ext 222 will pick up free in selected areas.

David DeCaprio (they do not accept:


    Desks/Office Furniture/Filing Cabinets

    Outdoor Furniture

    Stereoís/Console T.V.ís

    Platform or Water Beds

Must fax over an itemized list of items to be p/u FAX # 404.352.8792



North Fulton Charities

11270 Elkins Rd., Roswell, Georgia 30076

Fax: 770-640-0399

Will pick up in Roswell/Alpharetta area. Call first to see if you are in their service area.

YES: Non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, paper goods, grocery store gift cards, clothing, household items, furniture in good condition, automobiles, toys, small appliances, bed and bath linens.

NO: Water beds, large appliances, swing sets, construction materials, carpet or flooring, items needing repair.



PAWS No-Kill Animal Shelter

5287 Covington Highway

Decatur GA 30035


Fax: 770-593-9910

They do not pick up.

They accept financial donations as well and are a wonderful organization for animals.

YES: Towels, sheets, linens




Potterís House (take drop-off donations up until 4:30 every day except Sundays)

770-205-3240 (Darius)

800-524-9662 ext 5127 to schedule pick-up (Call Stefano before noon)

168 TRI County Plaza
Cumming, GA 30040-2729

Will Pick Up

YES: non-working appliances, small appliances, 10-bag minimum for just clothing, household items, dishes, furniture & beds in saleable condition

NO: dishwashers, exercise equipment, toys, baby items




Salvation Army: Regional Territory HQ 404-728-6700

Will pick up in selected areas. Call and give your zip code. 404-522-9783

Each truck is responsible for a certain area.

NO: Commercial office furniture, microwaves, outdoor grills, copiers, pool tables, drapery rods, plumbing fixtures, tires, swing sets, drums, magazines, large exercise equipment, computer monitors

YES: Boxed or bagged (please no hangers) clothing, household items, refrigerators less than ten years old, computer systems complete, appliances, tv's, electronics, toys, glassware, dishes, books. FIVE LARGE ITEMS IS THE MAX for a pickup. ("large items" means something that requires two people to carry)


Drop Off Sites:

Main Location (404)522-9783

740 Marietta Street

Atlanta GA 30318


1424 Northeast Expressway

Atlanta GA 30329


2471 Austell Road - (678) 556-9663

Marietta 30008 


700 Hwy 138 (770) 477-0506

Riverdale GA 30328


2857 East College Avenue (404) 299-0703

Avondale Estates GA 30030


4760 Hwy 29 (678) 380-9424

Lilburn GA


3801 Hwy 78 (770) 979-6991

Snellville GA 30039



St. Vincent de Paul Society: Thrift Store: 770-457-9798 / 770-458-5415 Jane Curry

No pick up. They are at:

2050 Chamblee Tucker Rd.

Atlanta GA 30341

NO: Mattresses, installed appliances

YES: Cars, household items, clothing, shoes, toys, books,



Step Up Society 404-892-3392

Will pick up in most of the close-in suburbs (not Cumming) Call to give your zip code and they will tell you if they come to your area.

770 Monroe Drive

Atlanta GA 30066




ìThe Placeî of Forsyth County 678-947-8825

Will only pick up only in Forsyth County and only large items like appliances and furniture. Small items must be dropped off at their location.

2550 The Place Circle
Cumming, GA 30040

Have items on the ground level or in the garage for pick up.

YES: Appliances, furniture, household items, electronics, blinds with hardware, large toys, clothing, only in good condition, books, bed linens, videos, DVDs.

NO: encyclopedias, blinds without hardware, baby items, gas stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators all working appliances




United Way: 211 Information hotline

They will give you the names and numbers of agencies and charities that will take the kind of donations you have to give. They do not directly receive donations of items.




Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation (Chapter # 883 serving Metro Atlanta Community 404-758-9321) 3-Day Turn Around Time

Will not pick up



Vietnam Veterans of America: 800-775-vets (8387)

Will pick up from your location depending on your zip code. Clayton, Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb mainly. They don't accept large furniture, beds, tvs, monitors. No Readers Digest, No Nat'l Geographic, textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines under one year old, no large appliances. Clothing, shoes, household items, toys, bedding, glassware and dishes, cooking tools, baby items