CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials)

NEW RATES EFFECTIVE Sept. 1, 2019

$5/trip facility fee for businesses and residents outside Athens-Clarke County
$2/trip facility fee for businesses and residents of Athens-Clarke County
Proof of residency can include government-issued identification, student ID or utility bill.

The Athens-Clarke County Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) is a one stop drop for items that can’t be recycled at the curb or at the ACC recycling drop-off sites due to their chemical composition, hazardous components, size, shape, etc.). These materials will be collected at the CHaRM for reuse, recycling and in rare cases, safe disposal.

Fees:

Residential CHaRM Customers: 

  • Five (5) gallon bucket of mixed material - no charge 
  • Car (of any kind) with mixed material that contains bulbs, batteries, paint, TVs /monitors - $5.00
  • Truck, SUV, Minivan (of any kind) with mixed material that contains bulbs, batteries, paint, TVs/monitors - $10.00
  • Truck and Trailer with mixed material that contains bulbs, batteries, paint, TVs/monitors- $20.00
Commercial CHaRM Customers:

  • Must make an appointment with Household Hazardous Waste Supervisor for delivery. Materials will be fee-based.
*All fees subject to change

History
The first CHaRM in the United States was established in Boulder, Colorado and opened in 2001. A CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) is a one stop drop for items that can’t be recycled at the curb or at the Athens-Clarke County recycling drop-off sites because they are deemed "hard to recycle" due to their nature (chemical composition, hazardous components, size, distance to end-market, etc.).   The ACC CHaRM is located at the old Solid Waste Department site at 1005 College Avenue.   The ACC Solid Waste Department at 725 Hancock Industrial Way and the ACC Recycling Facility at 699 Hancock Industrial Way NO LONGER accepts hard to recycle materials for drop-off.

1005 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601

Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
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Residential CHaRM Items Accepted & Pricing (July 2019)

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