Keep Atlanta Beautiful has opened a Community Recycling Center at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

Located in the church’s lower parking lo, the center is open the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Electronics and latex paint is accepted and recyclables will be added in the coming months.

This is the second recycling center opened by KAB, with the one in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at the Walden School, 320 Irwin St., already proving to be a success. It’s open the second Saturday of every month with the same hours as Buckhead.

Residents have dropped off nearly 20,000 pounds of electronics at the Fourth Ward location, spurring the need for the second recycling center.

KAB’s Peggy Denby said the decision to open the location in Buckhead is based on surveys taken in recent months, which show that many residents were driving to the Fourth Ward to dispose of their recyclables.

Both centers are open to the public and most items are free to drop off.  There is a $10 handling fee per TV (cash only) and fees for latex paint recycling, which vary by can size.

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Accepted Recyclables

Personal computers, monitors, LCD screen/flat screen monitors,  TVs, VCRs, radios, stereo, DVD players, microwaves, power supplies, vcacuums, banking equipment, telephones, pagers, networking equipment, laptops, keyboards, mice, power cables, non-hazardous medical equipment, printers, copy machines, fax machines, cell phones, transformers, scanners, portable electronic devices, servers, HUBS, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, remotes, modems, projectors, cameras, shredders and small household appliances.

Latex Paint Collection

Paint must be in the original, clearly labeled, non-leaking container, and cannot be mixed with anything including other paint. Please no oil or alkyd paints. Atlanta Paint Disposal donates paint to KAB for graffiti paint-overs by numerous city departments. Paint recycling by Atlanta Paint Disposal. Now accepting debit and credit cards.

Paint Recycling Fees:

1 gal can: $3

1 qt can: $1.50

1 pt can: $1

5 gal bucket $15

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.