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About CHaRM

Center for Hard to Recycle Materials

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.

2022 Holiday Closures

 November 26th, December 22nd, December 24th, December 31

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

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and nearly three months of closure in 2020, CHaRM’s intake increased in 2020 and continued to increase in 2021. In 2021 alone, the center recycled 19.4 tons (9.6 tons in 2020) of Styrofoam, 233 tons (180 tons in 2020) of chemicals, 218 tons (189 tons in 2020) of glass, 837 mattresses and much more, for a total of 1,1655.55 tons (364 tons in 2020) of recycled materials during the year.

13,311,100 Pounds of Recycled Materials in 2021!

Pounds of Styrofoam

Pounds of Chemicals

Pounds of Glass

Mattresses