RECYCLING & WASTE DISPOSAL IN THE GOLDEN ISLES
Recycling in the Golden Isles can be confusing at best. Just like in any other community, the rules can change. Check here often for updated information regarding residential, business, and non-traditional recycling options in Glynn County. Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is also your local resource regarding the proper disposal of various items. * Unsure of your residential jurisdiction? CLICK HERE!
UPDATE NOTICE 2021: BOTTLE CAP RECYCLING - please leave bottle caps on bottles before recycling
city of brunswick recycling program
jekyll island recycling program
To give a better understanding of “what can be recycled where” in the Golden Isles, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has created a RECYCLE GRID that can be downloaded HERE. This handy resource details where to locally recycle “hard to recycle” items.
KGIB recycle grid & EDUCATIONAL videos
Television set recycling / disposal
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
Please don't junk that old automobile - donate it instead to the KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL CAR DONATION PROGRAM benefiting Keep Golden Isles Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful!
scrap tire disposal
Mattress Donation/ disposal
Many items not accepted in local curbside recycling CAN be recycled in our area. To give a better understanding of “what can be recycled where” in the Golden Isles, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has created a RECYCLE GRID that can be downloaded HERE. This handy resource details where to locally recycle “hard to recycle” items.
EDUCATIONAL RECYCLING VIDEOS – Unwrapping the Three Rs / How to Recycle Plastic Film / How to Recycle Plastic Foam (short version) / Be a Film Star / How to Recycle Paperboard / Put the RE in Batteries / 6 Alternative Ways to Recycle
KGIB Recycle grid & Informative videos
Business recycling is available via both Waste Management and Republic Services. Condo associations, apartment complexes, hotels/motels, non-profit organizations, churches and all types of businesses can receive business recycling services for a monthly fee. A business should look at a recycling provider as a partner and understand the parameters of the recycling service. By working together to create a recycling plan, the business and service provider can come to an arrangement that is both easily managed and cost-effective.
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful also offers direct consultation to businesses regarding individualized recycling plan development and best practices. Our staff is happy to talk with a representative from your company over the phone, at our offices or at your business. Review FAQ's HERE.
For detailed information, please contact the following providers:
Glynn Iron and Metal / 912.265.4384 / 205 B&F Road, Brunswick (metal and aluminum only)
Liberty Roll-Offs & Recycling / 912.466.9144 / 5032 Habersham Street, Brunswick
Republic Services / 912.267.6400 / 550 Young Lane, Brunswick / Demere Road, St. Simons Island
Waste Management / 912.267.1345 / 6019 Habersham Street, Brunswick
Click HERE for Business Recycling informational flyers and tips for recycling at work
LIGHT BULB RECYCLING
Proper disposal and/or recycling of light bulbs is important and can be confusing.
Options in the Golden Isles include:
COMPACT FLUORESCENT BULBS (CURLY-Q)
The Home Depot
FLUORESCENT TUBE BULBS / in person
Batteries & Bulbs
790 Skymarks Drive, Ste. 105
Click HERE for a location google map (located off of the I-95 Jacksonville airport exit)
FLUORESCENT TUBE BULBS / mail in options
Place inside a trash bag and include in normal trash removal program.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION DISPOSAL
Flushing medications distributes chemicals into local waterways, and tossing medications in the trash can lead to ingestion by children and/or animals.
Two community locations are available in the Golden Isles for prescription medication disposal.
Glynn County Police Department / 157 Public Safety Boulevard, Brunswick / 912-554-7800 / M-F 8AM-5PM
Glynn County Police St. Simons Island substation / 1965 Demere Road, St. Simons Island / 912-279-2891 / M-F 8AM-5PM
Glynn County Detention Center / 100 Sulphur Springs, Brunswick / 912-554-7600 / Available 24 hours / Administration Side of complex – on the RIGHT side of the building, half way down is the entrance for prescription medication drop off.
Television set recycling / disposal
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful makes it easy to recycle your television set.
TV RECYCLING - Two options exist for RECYCLING television sets in the Golden Isles.
KGIB office TV recycling program ($25 fee per TV set, NO projection or console units; *** call 279-1490 to make drop-off appointment)
KGIB electronics recycling & more event (next event date is April 22, 2023; check KGIB events calendar for more info; ($20 fee per TV set, NO projection or console units)
The $20 fee is charged by the recycling vendor; after the units are disassembled, a small quantity of hazardous material remains that incurs a disposal fee. That fee is passed on to the community member dropping off their TV set for recycling. KGIB stores/transports TV sets until/to our next recycling event for an extra $5 per unit.
Local Golden Isles thrift stores typically do NOT accept television sets; a quick phone call to the charity of your choice can verify.
TV DISPOSAL - The landfill accepting both City/County trash DOES accept televisions sets. TV sets fitting inside of a City/County residential curbside trash can will be accepted as trash and disposed of in the landfill.
For larger television sets, two additional DISPOSAL options exist:
Sets can be dropped off to one of Republic’s two community drop off locations, for a $30 per truckload fee: 267-6400.
TV sets CAN be included in a City or County bulk item trash pickup. To request a bulk item trash pickup, call: City/267-3703; County/554-7111.
Improper handling and disposal of hazardous wastes is against the law and can result in fines and expensive cleanup costs. These wastes include pesticides, paint, motor oil, solvents, gasoline, freon, antifreeze, batteries, cleaners and many others. Help us keep our community clean. Use proper and legal methods to dispose of any hazardous wastes.
Contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division local office 912-264-7284 with specific hazardous waste disposal questions.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
Scrap tires must be disposed of properly according to local and state laws.
Pretty please DO NOT DUMP them on streets, roads, highways or in waterways. It is also illegal to burn any scrap tires unless properly permitted. Help us keep our community clean. Recycle your tires with a business that is legally permitted to collect or transport scrap tires. The cost is minimal (usually around $4/each) to properly dispose of tires.
SCRAP TIRE DISPOSAL
Please don't junk that old automobile - donate it instead to the KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL CAR DONATION PROGRAM, benefiting Keep Golden Isles Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful!
Other options exist in the Golden Isles regarding automobile/vehicle donation:
WHEELS FOR WISHES, benefiting Make-A-Wish Georgia;
GOODWILL CAR DONATIONS, benefiting Goodwill;
BREAST CANCER CAR DONATIONS, benefiting breast cancer related organizations
VETERAN CAR DONATIONS, benefiting Veterans
A quick google search will turn up additional nonprofit organizations benefiting from automobile/vehicle donation. - GO BACK to more Recycling & Waste Disposal -
Mattress recycling / disposal
Good news: Mattress donation and proper disposal options are available in the Golden Isles.
Operation Bed Spread is a local organization that will pick up CHILD, TWIN and FULL sized mattresses, clean them and donate them to local children in need. Over 900 local kids have received a bed of their very own thanks to Operation Bead Spread. Also accepted: clean/good condition blankets, sheets and bed spreads (NO BED PILLOWS). Click HERE for Operation Bed Spread contact information.
Local Golden Isles thrift stores typically do NOT accept used mattresses; a quick phone call to the charity of your choice can verify. **BED PILLOWS are NOT accepted at any local Golden Isles charity. Proper disposal is via City/County garbage programs.
To properly dispose of a used mattress, call the City of Brunswick (912-267-3703) or Glynn County customer service (912-554-7111), depending on your home location to schedule a bulk pickup. Or transport your mattress to one of two Republic Services drop-off locations. (912-267-6400)