CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials)

CHaRM Appointment Information

  • Until further notice, ALL CHaRM customers must make an appointment BEFORE visiting the ACC CHaRM.
Use this form to make an appointment below. CHaRM staff will verify the items listed on this form at your scheduled appointment time. Only what was paid for and scheduled on the form will be allowed for disposal at your appointment time.

Landfill & CHaRM by appointment only. All other recycling drop sites are still open to the public at this time (no-charge).
Residential food scraps/compost drop off is also available at no-charge at ACC Solid Waste Department, outside the CHaRM Gates, and across from the scale house at the Landfill.
CHaRM by appointment

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.

1005 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601

*NOTE: CHaRM Currently by Appointment ONLY (See Above)
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NEW RATES EFFECTIVE Sept. 1, 2019

$2/trip facility fee for businesses and residents of Athens-Clarke County
$5/trip facility fee for businesses and residents outside Athens-Clarke County

Proof of residency can include government-issued identification, student ID or utility bill.

Fees:

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

  • Five (5) gallon bucket of mixed material - no charge 
  • Additional fees apply, to cover processing costs:
    • Batteries (all types; $0.36/pound*)
    • Cleaners/chemicals/fertilizers ($5/gallon*)
    • Computer & television monitors/screens ($5/each)
    • Documents for shredding – ($2/ banker’s box)
    • Light bulbs (approx. $0.50 each*)
    • Mattresses & box springs ($10 each)
    • Paint ($2/gallon*)
    • Propane, helium, HVAC tanks (20-34#) ($5 each)
    • Tires ($3.00/tire $10/tire if on rim)

*At Staff Discretion


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.


For more information about CHaRM contact Recycling Division at recycle@accgov.com

Residential CHaRM Items Accepted & Pricing (July 2019)