Recycling Services

Going Green: What does it mean?

 NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, the curbside recycling program has been temporarily suspended. However, city residents can continue to recycle by using one of the three recycling drop-off sites.

Going Green means making lifestyle choices to protect the environment. This entails recycling or reusing materials and reducing energy use, such as using less water or turning off lights when they're not in use.  The City of Valdosta encourages residents to reduce, reuse and recycle.   City residents can now drop off ONLY recyclables at the following locations:

  • FIVE POINTS SHOPPING CENTER
  • CITY LOT ON HILL AVENUE (1025 W HILL AVENUE)

  • CITY LOT AT CORNER OF SOUTH LEE STREET AND EAST SAVANNAH AVENUE

 We ask that containers be rinsed out and cardboard be broken down prior to dropping them off.  

What Can Be Recycled?

(Place the following items in the recycling trailer.)

MaterialWhat to RecycleHow to prepareNot acceptable
Paper
(newspapers, magazines, mixed paper)
  • Newspapers/inserts (no bags or rubber bands)
  • Magazines, catalogs
  • Phone books
  • Cardboard boxes (remove styrofoam, bubble wrap, tape, etc.)
  • Dry food boxes, cereal boxes (remove inside liners and food)
  • Shoe boxes, gift boxes
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Frozen food boxes
Flatten cardboard.
  • No tissues, napkins, paper towels or other soiled paper
  • No pizza boxes
  • No paper plates or cups
  • No plastic laminated paper
  • No paperback or hardbound books
Glass, Food, Beverage Bottles, Jars
  • Clear, green, blue and brown
Rinse clean. Labels may be left on.
  • No light bulbs, window glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex or other glass cooking items
Cans
  • Aluminum, steel and tin.
Rinse clean. Labels may be left on.
  • No paint or aerosol cans
  • No aluminum foil
Plastic
  • Plastic milk or juice jugs, soda and detergent bottles
  • Soda and water bottles
  • Laundry detergent jugs
  • Ketchup, mustard bottles, etc.
  • Plastic bottles and jugs that are labeled #1, 2, 5 & 7 and on the bottom.
Rinse clean.
  • No plastic bags
  • No motor oil or pool chemical containers
  • No styrofoam or plastic popcorn
  • No plastic toys, baskets, trays, rubber hoses, swimming pools, etc.
  • No five-gallon buckets

Recycling Tips

  1. Make sure your recyclable materials are clean, dry and empty.
  2. Break down any cardboard boxes.
  3. If it's not on the list, it is a non-recyclable item and should not be placed in the trailers.
Public Works
229-259-3585
229-259-5447
Public Works Director
Location

1017 Myrtle Street
Valdosta, GA 31601

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