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CHaRM DeKalb Opening June 12

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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.

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.

2024 CHaRM Atlanta + DeKalb Location Closures

July 3-6, 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

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

Drop-off appointments are available:
Wednesdays, Fridays  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Use GPS coordinates 33°45’07.8″N 84°16’05.0″W for accurate driving directions
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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.

CHaRM DeKalb News

Feb 28, 2024 Site Update

Feb 1, 2024 Update–Opening Date TBD

New Dekalb Location Featured in Decaturish.com

New Dekalb Location Featured in Decaturish.com

Thank you to decaturish.com for featuring our soon-to-open Dekalb location and the transformation of Belvedere Park from an illegal dumping ground into a new recycling facility. Read "Illegal dumping ground being transformed into recycling facility in Belvedere Park"...

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February DeKalb Location Progress Update

Our new DeKalb location is moving quickly through this phase of the project. The curbs are in and we have newly planted trees! The perimeter fence is almost complete. We also have water and power, so we're getting closer every day. Stay tuned for opening date news!...

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DeKalb Location–Coming Soon! 

CHaRM DeKalb location rendering

Learning Garden Presented by State Farm

Land Clearing Updates