Ninety-six percent of all items brought to CHaRM will be recycled, re-purposed or re-engineered. A few items, such as fertilizer and expired medicines, are incinerated in a controlled environment. Items brought to us for reuse will be distributed to local nonprofits working with children, veterans, or other groups in need.

“In Georgia, recycling industries add over 3 billion dollars in value to the materials that they process, employing over 23,000 Georgians. Nationally, achieving a recycling rate of 75 percent would create and sustain nearly 1.5 million by 2030.” (2014 article by Blue Green Alliance)

“Georgia now has the second largest infrastructure for end-use recyclable materials (or recyclables) in the nation”, says Gloria Hardegree, executive director of the Georgia Recycling Coalition.

All vendors working with the CHaRM facility have been fully vetted by Live Thrive Atlanta and other necessary agencies. Continuing our mission to maintain a low carbon footprint, all vendors are located in the Southeast United States.

Vendors and Items Processed


  • Paint
  • Household Chemicals

Clean Harbors

  • Paint

Liberty Tire Recycling

  • Tires

Metro Atlanta Furniture Bank

  • Mattresses

Patterson Services

  • Toilets


  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic

Newell Recycling

  • Metal/Aluminum

Pratt Industries

  • Waxed Cartons/Plastic Film
  • Cardboard

American Kidney Fund

  • Usable clothing and household goods
  • Textiles

Dart Container

  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

Georgia Carpet Recovery/Shaw Industries

  • Carpet

Strategic Materials

  • Glass

Novus Solutions

  • Electronics

Southern Green Industry

  • Cooking Grease

South Atlanta Bike Shop

  • Bikes/Bike Parts

The Gift of Music Foundation

  • Musical Instruments/Equipment

Wonderroot Creative ReUse

  • Art Supplies

Nexus Fuel

  • Rigid Plastic