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Live Thrive's Centers for Hard to Recycle Materials

The Centers for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facilities are a premier program of the nonprofit, Live Thrive. With two permanent drop-off facilities that aim 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. Both CHaRM locations also accept sorted single-stream items for those who do not have access. All operations expenses for the CHaRM facilities are paid from grants, sponsorships, donations and recycling fees.

Now with two convenient locations in Atlanta and Decatur, open by appointment only:
CHaRM Atlanta: Tuesdays, Thursdays 9am-2pm and Saturdays 8am-2pm
CHaRM DeKalb: Wednesdays, Fridays 9am-2pm

Live Thrive's Centers for Hard to Recycle Materials

The Centers for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facility is a premier program of the nonprofit, Live Thrive. With two permanent drop-off facilities that aim 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. Both CHaRM locations also accept sorted single-stream items for those who do not have access. All operations expenses for the CHaRM facilities are paid from grants, sponsorships, donations and recycling fees.

Live Thrive’s CHaRM Atlanta is open by appointment only!

Drop-off appointments are available:
Tuesdays, Thursdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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CHaRM Benefits the Local Community by

Having locations that are 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 CHaRM Atlanta + DeKalb Location Closures

Oct 10, Nov 28-30, Dec 24-27, Jan 1

NOTE: SHREDDING AVAILABLE ONLY 1 DAY PER MONTH--Upcoming Shredding Events at CHaRM Atlanta (Hill Street) are Saturday, July 20 and Saturday, August 24. 

Appointments required

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