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About CHaRM

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Live Thrive's Center for Hard to Recycle Materials

The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facility is a premier program of the nonprofit, Live Thrive. It is a permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve our environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste and other hard-to-recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems. CHaRM also accepts sorted single-stream items for those who do not have access. All operations expenses for CHaRM are paid from grants, sponsorships, donations and recycling fees.

Open By Appointment Only:
Tuesdays, Thursdays 9 am - 2 pm and Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm

Live Thrive's Center for Hard to Recycle Materials

The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facility is a premier program of the nonprofit, Live Thrive. It is a permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve our environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard-to-recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems. CHaRM also provides single-stream recycling for those who do not have access.

CHaRM Benefits the Local Community by

Having a location that is convenient and easily accessible to the public.

Accepting a wider range of items than typical curbside recycling.

Providing education about the importance of proper disposal of hard-to-recycle materials.

Keeping hazardous materials out of our air, water and soil.

2024 Closures

May 25, July 3-6, Nov 28-30, Dec 24-27, Jan 1

NOTE: SHREDDING AVAILABLE ONLY 1 DAY PER MONTH--Next Shredding Event is May 18 (appointments required)

1110 Hill St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-600-6386

Hours of Operation

CHaRM Hill Street is open by appointment only!

Drop-off appointments are available:
Tuesdays, Thursdays 9am - 2pm
Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm

EPA Waste Management
CHaRM's Material Standards

Recycling by the Numbers

In 2023 alone, we had more than 100,000 visitors (up from 75,000 in 2022) to CHaRM and recycled 251,012 pounds of Styrofoam, 503,225 pounds of chemicals, 453,224 pounds of glass, 3,4000 mattresses and much more, for a total of5.7 million pounds of recycled materials during the year.

5.7 Million Pounds of Recycled Materials in 2023!

Pounds of Styrofoam

Pounds of Chemicals

Pounds of Glass

Mattresses