Help the Environment by Recycling

Recycling is a series of activities that includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste, sorting and processing recyclables into raw materials such as fibers, and manufacturing raw materials into new products.

Recycling can be a fun family activity. It not only conserves our landfill space but it also teaches our children to respect and preserve their environment.

Sugar Hill Sanitation & Recycling

Effective November 1, 2009, the City of Sugar Hill in partnership with Advanced Disposal is expanding our curbside recycling services to include 32 recyclable items.

Items you can recycle as part of Sugar Hill’s residential curbside program

  • Newspaper and Inserts
  • Cardboard Boxes 
  • Pizza Boxes 
  • Kraft Paper 
  • Cereal Boxes 
  • Paper Towel Cores 
  • Tissue Paper cores 
  • Tissues Boxes 
  • Computer Paper 
  • Office Paper and File Folders
  • Calendars 
  • School Papers 
  • Magazines 
  • Shopping Catalogs 
  • Envelopes 
  • Paperboard 
  • Paper Grocery bags 
  • Soda and Beer cartons 
  • Telephone Books 
  • Paperback Books 
  • Paper Lunch Bags
  • Paper & Plastic Grocery/Shopping Bags 
  • Discarded Mail 
  • Carbonless Paper Forms 
  • Aluminum Beverage Containers 
  • Steel/Tin Food Containers
  • Plastic Bottles #1 (Water or Soda Bottles) 
  • Plastic Bottles #2 Natural (Milk Jugs) 
  • Plastic Bottles #2 Pigmented (Laundry, Shampoo Bottles) 
  • Plastic Bottles #3-#7 (Mustard Bottles)
  • Greeting Cards 
  • Shoe Boxes

Place the above items in your recycling bin to be picked up at the curb every week on the same day as your garbage collection by Advanced Disposal.

 Keep Out of Recycling Bins:
(Items below will be left in the recycle bins for proper disposal)

  • Glass Bottles and Jars (Green, Brown, Clear) 
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Antifreeze Bottles
  • Bleach Bottles
  • Food Boxes
  • Flower Pots
  • Facial Tissue
  • Food Paper Wrap
  • Motor Oil Cans
  • Paint Cans
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Styrofoam
  • Window Panes
  • Tissue Paper


We are no longer able to accept glass in the curbside recycling program due to changes in market demand for cullet and cost associated with processing. We appreciate the community’s understanding of this industry-wide change and urge continued participation in minimizing the waste stream to the greatest extent practical.

Please be aware, if any glass is found in your recycling container, Advanced Disposal will not pick-up any recycling items within the container.

 Please click on the following link to read about why glass is no longer being recycled. Facts About Recycling Glass

Where to Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars

Please visit the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful website for a list of recycling centers that will still accept glass:

Very Important:
All garbage and recycling containers must not be placed at the curb or roadside any earlier than the evening before the scheduled collection and they must be removed from the curb or roadside no later than the day after collection has occurred. 


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