Gwinnett Opens Glass Recycling Drop-Offs

Gwinnett Opens Glass Recycling Drop-Offs
Gwinnett Opens Glass Recycling Drop-Offs

Ever since glass was removed from the curbside recycling program in 2018, we’ve advocated for the return of convenient, accessible glass recycling options. Everyone’s efforts paid off: Gwinnett County Government has opened 24/7 glass recycling drop-offs! Visit Gwinnett County Government’s website for the latest directory of locations. Let’s use these drop-offs and keep letting local leaders know we want more glass recycling!

The glass is taken to our friends at Strategic Materials, North America’s largest glass recycler. Strategic Materials has a processing facility in Atlanta and is ALWAYS in need of more recycled glass, often having to import it from other states to meet manufacturing demand here in Georgia!

Recycle empty glass food and beverage bottles and jars, with labels and metal lids left on. Leave out corks, cardboard boxes, plastic bags, ceramics like plates or mugs, and heat-resistant ovenware like Pyrex — they will contaminate the load and make it less valuable.

Thanks to all the residents who petitioned their leaders for convenient recycling options (many using our template letters) and supported our advocacy over the years! Anyone remember our glass recycling town hall event at Slow Pour Brewing in 2018, or our interview on CBS46 News? Our collective advocacy is the reason that Gwinnett County has now recognized the value of glass recycling!

Learn more about glass recycling in Gwinnett by reading our in-depth myths vs. facts article!

Want a glass recycling drop-off near you? Send an email to leaders of the Gwinnett County Support Services Department and the Fiscal and Solid Waste Management Division (Ron Adderley,, Susan Paul,, and Chris Fetterman, and cc your district commissioner and Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson ( Make your voice heard!

About Gwinnett Recycles: Gwinnett Recycles is focused on helping Gwinnett County, the second-largest county in the state of Georgia, reduce, reuse, compost, and recycle more material and keep waste out of landfills and the environment. Gwinnett Recycles is run 100% independently by citizen volunteers. To connect with us and support our efforts, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, subscribe to our newsletter, and consider volunteering with us!


  • Christel N. Morris 404-482-5548 Posted April 14, 2023 3:55 pm

    I live in a large apartment Community within Peachtree Corners, and would love to find a way to recycle glass. In reading your information here, it sounds like there might be recycling at Pinckneyville Park? That park is pretty extensive so I was wondering if someone could tell me what park of the park do we take our glass? Is it near the Community Center? Nearer to the sports fields or near the pavilions? Any information you might have to share would be appreciated.

    • Laura Posted April 15, 2023 9:29 pm

      Hi Christel! The Pinckneyville Park glass recycling drop-off container is at the 4758 South Old Peachtree Road entrance (where the baseball complex is). You can view its location on the Google Maps satellite view if needed, but it appears to be easy to locate.


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