What We Recycle

Chamblee Sanitation provides single-stream recycling to its residents. Single-stream means that the resident does not have to sort the recycled materials. Residents may place all acceptable recyclable materials in a single container for pickup. In order to provide single-stream recycling, it is important that residents know what materials are acceptable and what materials are not acceptable. 

Acceptable recycling materials are determined by the recycling carrier. At this time, our recycling carrier has deemed the following list as acceptable materials.

Paper Products

  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Paperboard (example: tissue and cereal boxes)
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Paper
  • Corrugated Packaging
  • Paper egg cartons (with the liner removed)
  • Juice box, milk cartons
Paper Group

Plastic Bottles and Containers (#1 - #7)

  • Yellow or white plastic milk cartons
  • Plastic soda and water bottles
  • Detergent containers
  • Bleach bottles
Plastic Recycling Items


  • Aluminum Beverage Cans
  • Steel Food Cans

Cans for Recycling

Items to Exclude

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Styrofoam and/or packing peanuts
  • Laminated plastic
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries (Can be brought to Public Works on electronics recycling day)
  • Glass
  • Aluminum Pie Plates
  • Auto Parts
  • Toys
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum Foil