Recycling Information & Locations

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Oconee County Waste Collection & Recycling Sites 

New hours effective July 20, 2020:

The 4 recycling & collection centers will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 – 5:00

The Hwy 441 site in Farmington will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 – 4:30

All sites will be closed on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

Use of the sanitation sites is limited to citizens of Oconee County. Please be prepared to show proof of residency to the attendant upon entry. You may use your vehicle registration or driver’s license. (If you are new to the county, you can show a utility bill in your name to prove residency – the name must match your driver’s license.)

Current Hours

  1. Greensboro Highway (SR15) - 2001 Greensboro Highway at Green Ferry Road
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.
  2. Mars Hill Area/Jimmy Daniell Road - Jimmy Daniell Road near SR316
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.
  3. Hog Mountain Road (SR53) - At intersection of Hog Mountain Road and Carrithers School Road
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.
  4. Rankin Road - Across from Oconee County Middle School just off Mars Hill Road
    Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.
  5. Macon Highway (former landfill) one mile south of Farmington on US441
    Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

Recycling centers will be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Recyclable Items 

  • Plastic food trays, bottles, jugs, cups and wide mouth containers
  • Rigid plastics like toys, buckets, bins, etc.
  • Empty aerosol cans with lids removed
  • Milk and juice cartons and boxes
  • Aluminum cans, foil and trays
  • Metal food cans, rinsed
  • Glass bottles and jars with lids removed
  • Cereal and food boxes, flattened
  • Cardboard and pizza boxes, flattened
  • Magazines, phone books, catalogs and paperback books
  • Mixed paper, paper bags, junk mail and newspapers

Note: Oconee County collection sites collect recyclables in a dual stream system with glass, plastics, steel and aerosol cans co-mingled and paper and cardboard products co-mingled.

Not Accepted for Recycling 

For information on what do with these hard to recycle items, click here.

  • Batteries or Light Bulbs
  • Ceramics
  • Food
  • Glassware
  • Hardcover Books
  • Napkins or Paper Towels
  • Oil or Antifreeze Containers
  • Paper Plates and Cups
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Cutlery
  • Pots and Pans
  • Shredded Paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Wire Hangers

If you have questions regarding recycling other items, please call 706-310-3560.