Published on April 16th, 2015 |


CHaRM facility opens Saturday for hard to recycle items

Live Thrive Atlanta, Livable Buckhead’s partner for annual Buckhead Eco Collection for the past few years, is holding the grand opening of its permanent CHaRM project (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) Saturday April 18 at 1110 Hill Street S.E. in Atlanta.CHaRM logo 2

The grand opening of the facility is being held in conjunction with Atlanta Councilwoman Carla Smith’s annual ecoDepot, which is being held at the CHaRM facility. The facility will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A building on the south Atlanta location for the new permanent CHaRM recycling facility.

A building on the south Atlanta location for the new permanent CHaRM recycling facility.

The free event is open to all metro Atlanta residents. However, tires will be accepted from city of Atlanta residents only (I.D. required). Registration required for this event. (Click here to register.)

CHaRM is a permanent facility that will encourage reuse while diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard to recycle items from Metro-Atlanta households, water supplies,and landfills.

Livable Buckhead’s Eco Collection event helped create the demand for this facility and is an
example of two non-profits leveraging the efforts of each other.

Construction on the three-quarter-acre center started in November. It cost about $150,000 to build, was paid for with private donations and is leasing the property from the city of Atlanta for $1 a year, according to Peggy Whitlow Radcliffe, executive director of Live Thrive Atlanta.

Household hazardous waste and electronics Items that are accepted are: Paint (latex and oil base), household chemicals, electronics (TV’s and monitors $10 processing fee), tires (city of Atlanta residents only – I.D. required), mattresses, toilets, propane tanks, large appliances, thermometers and smoke detectors

Recyclable Items that are accepted are: Plastics/clean, dry, empty plastic bags/ film packaging and grocery bags, plastic food containers #1-#2-#5 clean and dry, paper products (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 and household fats/oil/grease.

Items for re-use that will be collected are: shoes, books, musical instruments, sports equipment, bikes, textiles, and building materials.

All items brought for reuse will be distributed to local nonprofits working with children or other groups in need.

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