Alpharetta To Host Electronics Recycling, Paper Shredding Event

By Paul Ploumis

ALPHARETTA, GA — Got any old documents or electronics you want to get rid of? If so, you may want to head over to the Alpharetta Department of Public Works this weekend.

That's because the city is hosting a paper shredding and electronic recycling event on Saturday at the facility.

Alpharetta residents and businesses will have the opportunity to safely discard confidential documents using a mobile, on-site shredding truck from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 9. The location will be at the Alpharetta Department of Public Works, 1790 Hembree Road.

"Residents can have comfort knowing that the shredded materials will be recycled into new paper without risk of their confidential information falling into the wrong hands," the city posted to Facebook.

For documents, there is a five-box limit per household, the city said.

Participants are asked to wear a face mask and remain in their vehicle while items are unloaded from the car.

North Fulton businesses and residents will also be able to recycle computers and other electronic equipment at the same time.

The city has teamed up with "Atlanta Recycling Solutions" to accomplish the collection. The event is designed to give residents and businesses the opportunity to properly recycle and dispose electronic waste.

Atlanta Recycling Solutions recycles everything it accepts and materials are never sent to be processed in developing nations – everything is done here in North America!
See the attached list of acceptable items free of charge.

Please note that there will be a cash charge for:

  • Acceptable televisions: $30.00 each
  • CRT Devices: $15.00 each
  • Projection TV's: $50.00 each
  • No console units, or TV tubes are accepted. Please note that Atlanta Recycling Solutions is only able to accept cash for these items.

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Console TV's
  • TV tubes
  • Small appliances
  • Microwave ovens
  • Tires
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Trash
  • Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Power equipment
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Ovens

To view the electronics that will be accepted for recycling, click here.