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: GLASS RECYCLING for the CITY (click here) and COUNTY (click here); does not include JEKYLL ISLAND

UPDATE NOTICE 2021: BOTTLE CAP RECYCLING - please leave bottle caps on bottles before recycling 

 
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Glynn County recycling program

Turn Glynn County “Blue and Green” every other week with Residential Curbside Recycling – and help keep the Golden Isles clean, green and beautiful!

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Turn Brunswick “Blue and Green” every other week with Residential Curbside Recycling – and help keep the Golden Isles clean, green and beautiful!

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As a state authority, Jekyll Island is within County limits but has its own recycling program.

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KGIB non-traditional recycling program

Non-traditional recycling methods offer Brunswick and Glynn County citizens even greater opportunities to recycle as much as possible and assist with landfill waste reduction.

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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.

business recycling

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.

KGIB recycle grid & EDUCATIONAL videos

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America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

Electronics recycling

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual Electronics & More Recycling event is an opportunity to purge households of many items difficult to recycle locally.

Christmas tree/ string light recycling

Each year Keep Golden Isles Beautiful organizes the community’s annual Christmas tree recycling effort, now including string lights.

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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.

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Keep Golden Isles Beautiful makes it easy to recycle your television.

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Improper handling and disposal of hazardous wastes is against the law and can result in fines and expensive cleanup costs.

Television set recycling / disposal

HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL

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Scrap tires must be disposed of properly according to local and state laws.

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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!

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Good news: Mattress donation and proper disposal options are available in the Golden Isles.

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Vehicle Recycling

Mattress Donation/ disposal

KGIB Recycle grid & Informative videos

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

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business recycling

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

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america recycles day

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

Each year, on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15, thousands of communities across the country participate by promoting environmental citizenship and taking action to increase and improve recycling in America. Through America Recycles Day, Keep America Beautiful and its vast network of affiliates and partners, connects local communities to our national movement by directly engaging millions of people to recycle more and recycle right 365 days a year. America Recycles Day educates people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being, and helps motivate occasional recyclers to become “everyday” recyclers.

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful coordinates various programs and projects to recognize America Recycles Day. Take the “I Will Recycle” pledge now, and begin planning your event for the next America Recycles Day!

GET INVOLVED:

  • Take the lead and register your event today!

  • Commit to recycling by taking the “I Will Recycle” pledge

  • Want to attend an event? Go to our event locator to see what’s taking place in your community.

  • Start or improve your recycling program at work.

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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.

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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.

  1. KGIB electronics recycling & more event (next event date is April 24, 2021; click here for most recent flyer; ($20 fee per TV set, NO projection or console units)

  2. KGIB office TV recycling program ($25 fee per TV set, NO projection or console units; *** call 279-1490 to make drop-off appointment)

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:

  1. Sets can be dropped off to one of Republic’s two community drop off locations, for a $30 per truckload fee: 267-6400.

  2. 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.

 

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HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL

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.

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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 $3/each) to properly dispose of tires.

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SCRAP TIRE DISPOSAL

 

vehicle recycling

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: 

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Mattress recycling / disposal

Good news: Mattress donation and proper disposal options are available in the Golden Isles.

DONATION

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.

 

DISPOSAL

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)

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CONTACT US:

Email & Phone:

info.kbgib@gmail.com / 912-279-1490

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1493 / Brunswick, GA / 31521

Office Location:

1229 Newcastle Street / Old City Hall / Brunswick, GA / 31520