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Waste Removal

The neighborhood you’re moving to may already have a specific waste removal vendor, so we’d recommend inquiring with your Homeowners Association. However, if you need to find a specific waste removal option, a few local options are listed below*:

Advance Disposal
(706) 790-7920

Augusta Disposal & Recycling
(706) 860-2208

The Waste Solutions
(706) 833-8684


*Please note this is not a complete list. If you'd like to be added to this list, please contact us.

Columbia County Recycling Centers

William Few Facility
(706) 868-3352

1960 Willian Few Parkway
Grovetown, Georgia 30813

Riverside Facility
(706) 868-3352

3 Dolphin Way
Evans, Georgia 30809

Hours of Operation

*Closed on County Observed Holidays

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Friday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Saturday: 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Recyclable Items

Electronic and Computer Equipment

Hard drives removed and destroyed on site free of charge!

Anything with a cord is accepted including cell phones, computers, CRT monitors*, electronic game consoles, fax machines, laptops, LCD monitors, office equipment, printers, scanners, phones, rechargeable batteries, routers, servers, and TV’s* (*Denotes a fee is charged.)


water bottle recycling diagramTypes 1 and 2 are the most commonly used plastics and are the easiest to recycle. Some of types 3, 5 and 7 are recyclable but most are not. The recycling symbol is used to indicate that they are recyclable if the market is available. Currently, Columbia County only accepts types 1 and 2 because our processors do not collect higher numbers at this time.

What is the difference in the types of plastics?

The following chart indicates the most popular types of plastics and some common uses.

#1 & #2 Plastics: Drinking bottles, clean food containers and bottles with no residue, personal hygiene bottles and containers and non-corrosive cleaning bottles and containers.

The following items are only accepted if they are free of all residue: condiment bottles, produce, cake and salad containers.

recycle 1 symbol Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene
PETE goes into soft drink, juice, water, detergent, and cleaner bottles. Also used for cooking and peanut butter jars
recycle 2 symbol High Density Polyethylene
High Density Polyethylene HDPE goes into milk and water jugs, bleach bottles, detergent and shampoo. Plastic bags and grocery sacks, motor oil bottles, household cleaners and butter tubs.
recycle 3 symbol Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC goes into window cleaner, cooking oils, and detergent bottles. Also used for peanut butter jars and water jugs.
recycle 4 symbol Low Density Polyethylene
LDPE goes into plastic bags and grocery sacks, dry cleaning bags and flexible film packaging. Also some bottles.
recycle 5 symbol Polypropylene
PP goes into caps, disks, syrup bottles, yogurt tubs, straws and film packaging.
recycle 6 symbol
PS goes into meat trays, egg cartons, plates, cutlery, carry-out containers and clear trays.

Paper and Cardboard

Computer, notebook and office paper, books, junk mail, magazines, newspaper, uncoated food and snack boxes (white inside), packing paper, phone books and shredded paper.

On-site paper shredding is now available at the Riverside (Evans) facility. Paper may be dropped off at the William Few facility in our secure bins that are picked up daily. There is no limit. *A fee is charged.

Brown unwaxed and uncoated boxes (grease and contamination free), food boxes, loose corrugated cardboard, moving boxes, shipping boxes, shoe boxes, soda and other drink packaging. NO PIZZA DELIVERY BOXES!

Metal and Aluminum

Aluminum drink cans, rinsed food cans (labels may be left on) and scrap metal. Aluminum foil and aluminum baking pans are accepted only if they are residue free.

Appliances and Tires

Anything with a cord is accepted, including: air conditioners**, dishwashers**, dryers**, freezers**, microwaves**, ovens**, refrigerators**, rechargeable batteries, stoves**, washing machines** and water heaters**.

**Denotes a fee is charged. See Fees

Tires: passenger, large vehicle, agricultural, motorcycle and ATV. A fee is charged for all tires.

Ink Cartridges

Name brand cartridges only.

Recycling Fees

Item Fee
Air Conditioners $10.00 each
CRT Monitors $5.00 each
Dishwashers $5.00 each
Dryers $5.00 each
Freezers $10.00 each
Microwaves $5.00 each
Ovens $5.00 each
Refrigerators $10.00 each
Stoves $5.00 each
Televisions $0.30 per pound
Tires-Passenger $5.00 each
Tires-Large/Ag $10.00 each
Washing Machines $5.00 each
Water Heaters $5.00 each

Paper Shredding Fees

Paper by Weight Fee
1-10 pounds $2.00
11 pounds and up $0.20 per pound

(All fees subject to change with Board of Commissioners approval.)