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Recycling Center

PHONE NUMBER: 770-278-7212, Option 1

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Rockdale County Recycling Center accepts garbage, furniture, woody debris, and other items from Rockdale County/City of Conyers residents only. The wood pile closes daily at 4:30 p.m. Please call ahead to ensure the wood pile is open for drop off.  The phone number is 770-278-7212, Option 1.
    Thank you for your cooperation. The Recycling Center is operated by Rockdale County for the benefit and convenience of all Rockdale County and City residents. It was opened in September 1993 following the closure of the City/County landfill. The Recycling Center is for the use and convenience of the citizens of this community. Commercial haulers are not allowed and should refer to the Curbside Pickup & Landfills Information below.
Hours of Operation (Including Holiday Schedule)


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday, Monday & County Holidays: Closed 
Yard Debris closes at 4:30 pm.  

 Rockdale Recycling Center 2024 Holiday and Closing Schedule 

New Year’s Day –Tues, Jan 2, 2024 
Martin Luther King – Tues, Jan 16, 2024 
President’s Day – Tues, Feb 20, 2024 
Memorial Day – Tues, May 28, 2024 
Juneteenth Day – Wed, June 19, 2024 
Independence Day – Thu, Jul 4, 2024 
Labor Day – Tues, Sep 3, 2024 
Indigenous Day – Tue, Oct. 15, 2024 
Veterans Day – Tues, Nov 12, 2024 
Thanksgiving – Thu, Nov 28, 2024 
Day after Thanksgiving – Fri, Nov 29, 2024 
Christmas Eve Day – Tues, Dec 24, 2024 
Christmas Day – Wed, Dec 25, 2024  

Address & Contact Information

1200 Sigman Road
Conyers, GA  30012

From Interstate 20, take Exit 82, (GA Highway 20 & 138) and go North (towards Monroe). Turn left on Sigman Road. The center is approximately one mile on the left.

Recycle Center:  770-278-7212

Curbside Pickup and Landfill Information

Rockdale County residents may call a private service for curbside garbage/trash pickup. Curbside pickup is not provided by the County. (Note: If you live in the city limits of Conyers, click the following link


Household garbage/trash and recyclable materials may be dropped off at the Recycling Center for a nominal fee.

Landfills, Hazardous Waste Information & Transfer Stations:

Rockdale County does not operate a landfill.

Please consult the local telephone directory for a listing of landfills and scrap/recycling yards in the area.  These businesses accept most materials landfills and/or the Recycling Center cannot, and many times pay for certain items.

Hazardous Waste Information:
For more information on proper disposal of hazardous waste materials, contact the Hazardous Waste Management Branch of the EPD:

  • Emergencies: 1-800-241-4113
  • Spills: 404-656-4300
Items Accepted at No Charge
  • Newspapers and advertising inserts
  • Glossy magazines and catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Telephone and MLS books
  • Tin – steel food cans
    (rinse clean)
  • Aluminum cans
    (rinse clean)
  • Glass food jars and beverage bottles – clear, green, brown
    (rinse clean)
  • Plastic bottles (#1 PETE) – clear and green
    (remove caps and rinse clean)
  • Plastic milk & water jugs (#2 HDPE Natural)
    (remove caps and rinse clean)
  • Plastic containers (#2 HDPE Colored)
    (remove caps and rinse clean)
  • Scrap metal and small appliances that never had or used a compressor
  • Wet-cell batteries (car, truck, boat, motorcycle, etc.) Batteries must be unloaded in the enclosed battery shed.
  • Small yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, pine straw) and large woody debris (trees, branches, shrubs, etc.)
    NOTE: No stumps (limit of two loads per household per week.)
  • Auto, truck, or farm tires (limit of four tires accepted per household per week.)

NOTE: Styrofoam and other packing materials are not recyclable.
The center does not recycle plastic bags – please utilize the recycling bins at your local grocery store.

Please have recyclable items rinsed and separated before depositing them at the center.

Items Accepted for a Fee

Payment must be made by cash or check payable to Rockdale County, credit cards are accepted as well.

Click here to download a pricelist of Items Accepted for a Fee

Indoor household garbage and trash:

  • $1 per 30-gallon container
  • $.50 per small kitchen bag
  • $3 per curbside container

Furniture Items:

  • Sofa/Couch/Loveseat: $6 each
  • Mattress and/or Box springs: $5 each
  • Chair: $4 each
  • Dresser: $6 each
  • Desk: $6 each
  • Entertainment Center: $5 each
  • Bookcase: $5 each

Electronic Items:

  • TV/Monitor: $6 each
  • Audio/Computer Components: $3 each
  • VCR/DVD Player: $3 each
  • Copy Machine: $6

Other Items:

  • Latex Paint: $1 per gallon container
    • Kitty-Litter must be added to each container to be accepted
  • Vacuum Cleaner: $4 each
  • Sink/Toilet/Dishwasher: $4 each
  • Window: $4 each
  • Door with Glass: $6 each

Manufactured Lumber:

  • Truck Load: $5
  • Trailer Load: $5
  • Pallets: $1 each
  • Per Board: $.50 each or $5, whichever is less

Residential Only – No Commercial Haulers Accepted!

Pricing is not all inclusive.

Items Not Accepted

Click here to down a list of Items not accepted

  • Oil-based paints, stains, solvents, and adhesives (see HazWaste Info.)
  • Old gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze (see HazWaste Info.)
  • Carpets and/or pad, linoleum, vinyl flooring, tile, shingles, insulation, countertops (see Landfills)
  • Demolition debris – concrete, rock, bricks, blocks, sheetrock, stumps (see Landfills)
  • Large appliances or any appliance that used or contained Freon, including but not limited to, A/C units, humidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers, etc. (see Landfills)
Tree Debris – CLOSED EACH DAY AT 4:30 pm
The three debris area is only for leaves, limbs, grass clippings and logs. Your logs must be in a manageable size 4 ft length and up to 2.5 ft diameter max, we do not accept tree stumps, no exceptions. You are allowed to bring two loads per week. Debris that are in bags must be emptied out, do not leave bags in the tree debris area (plastic or paper.) Do not put trash or manufactured lumber in the tree debris area. Dump trucks and trailers over 12 ft long are not accepted. This center is for residential use only, no commercial use. If you come with a landscaping or tree service company logo on your truck or on your person you will not be allowed to dump. You must back up onto the concrete pad between the concrete barricade. Leave room for others to back up beside you. If there is a line, please be patient, and do not dump your debris in an unauthorized location to save you time. If mulch is left from the tree grinding it will be free to the residents however, we do not load the trucks and the mulch is selfserve if available. You may call to see if mulch is available. Please leave the area the same way you found it so that the next person can access it just as easily.


Public Notice

The Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act requires local governments to post the attached information on their official website.

For further information regarding this report, please contact the Rockdale County Department of Finance at 770-278-7555.

Oct 27, 2014
Report 2008-18 Public Notice
Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act Report

Recycling Center Phone number
770-278-7212, Option 1

NOTE: Tree debris closed at 4:30pm


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Monday through Friday


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