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CHaRM Mural

About CHaRM

Live Thrive • Zero Waster Center • Education and Consulting

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, 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.

2023 Holiday Closures

 May 27, July 1, July 4, Sept 2, Nov 23, Nov 25, Dec 26, Dec 28, Dec 30

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 2022 alone, we had more than 75,000 visitors to CHaRM and recycled 121 tons of Styrofoam, 258 tons of chemicals, 245 tons of glass, 3,598 mattresses and much more, for a total of 2,800 tons of recycled materials during the year.

5.6 Million Pounds of Recycled Materials in 2022!

Pounds of Styrofoam

Pounds of Chemicals

Pounds of Glass

Mattresses