Clean Out Your Garage by Recycling at the New CHaRM Facility

www.livethrive.org

Courtesy of Live Thrive Atlanta

Cleaning out your garage just got easier with the opening of the CHaRM facility at 110 Hill Street in Atlanta. CHaRM stands for the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials and they will take just about everything. Fees are charged for some items, but in my view, this pretty ends any excuses you have for cleaning out your garage. Visit the CHaRM website for hours and details http://livethrive.org/charm.

 The following items are collected and recycled at no charge:
  • Plastics/clean, dry, empty plastic bags/ film packaging/grocery bags
  • Plastic food containers #1-#2-#5 clean and dry
  • Paper-Magazines/Office Paper/Newspaper/Phonebooks
  • Glass Bottles and Jars food grade only
  • Metal (steel, iron, brass, aluminum, or copper)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Furniture in good condition
  • Household items in good condition
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Textiles
  • Styrofoam
  • Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Household Fats/Oil/Grease

Fees are charged for the following hard to recycle items:

  • Paint – latex and oil base  (First 5, 1 gallon cans free each additional $2 each. First 2, 5 gallon buckets free each additional $3 each.)
  • Household chemicals  (First 2 gallons or pounds are free each additional $1 each gallon or pound)
  • Electronics (TV’s and Monitors $10 Processing Fee)
  • Tires (First 2 no charge each additional $2 each processing fee unless a Council member event)
  • Mattresses $10 per set processing fee
  • Toilets $5 Processing Fee
  • Propane Tanks $10 Processing Fee
  • Large Appliances -Items with Freon $10 Processing Fee
  • Thermometers $5 Processing Fee
  • Smoke Detectors $5 Processing Fee

These items will be reused and donated to local nonprofits:

  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Musical instruments
  • Sports equipment
  • Bikes
  • Textiles
  • Building materials

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