Milton Grows Green (MGG) is interested in the preservation of natural resources and community education. Recycling is a major focus in many of our programs.
All the trash haulers certified in the City of Milton are required by ordinance to offer residents a curbside recycling program at no additional cost. Standard items collected include paper of all types, cardboard, aluminum drink cans and plastic bottles. Check with your hauler about specific materials and containers. Most haulers now are offering 65-gallon recycling carts instead of the 18-gallon standard bins.
Bulky Trash Amnesty Days
These events are a way to get rid of large items that you can’t or don’t want to put out at curbside. Items include old mattresses, grills, lawnmowers, electronics, etc.—but not paint, any chemicals or yard waste.
Household Paint and Chemical Collection
The City of Milton periodically funds a collection event where residents can properly dispose of paint and household chemicals. Sign up is available here.
For other options on disposing of paint, please see recycling resource list below.
Bring One for the Chipper
This event allows residents to recycle their Christmas trees the first Saturday in January at several locations around Milton. Trees are chipped into mulch, available free to schools and residents.
Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling
The City of Milton partners with community groups to offer document shredding and electronics events periodically.
For current hours of operation and materials accepted, please click here. Please note: document shredding service at the Roswell Recycling Center is for Roswell residents only.
Options for Donating Usable Goods
Resources for donating usable goods – please contact the charity for more information:
Abba House: 678-208-2000
Salvation Army: 404-522-9783
Goodwill of North Georgia:
3 local donation centers:
Habitat for Humanity Restore: 770-415-1650
North Fulton Community Charities: 678-387-4466 https://nfcchelp.org/donate/donate-stuff/
Any brand of computer or computer-related items in any condition can be recycled through the Dell Reconnect Program at the Goodwill Store at 375 McFarland Pkwy (770-664-5014). For more information: dellreconnect.com
Options for Difficult to Recycle Items
Recycling-related Web sites for helpful information
Want to set up a recycling program at your school?
We can connect Milton schools with resources to provide recycling options.