Notice of Public Hearing Special Use Permit & Variance. For more information Click Here

Transfer & Recycling


Transfer Station Information

348 Deep South Farm Road                                        Hwy. 325 at corner of Hwy. 515*
Blairsville, GA 30512                                                     near Horse Arena in Blairsville GA
1/4 mile past hospital on right          *This location takes GLASS for recycling

Phone: (706) 439-6102

Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Closed: Sundays and Holidays

The Transfer Station is owned by Union County, but operated under contract by a private firm, Advanced Disposal Services of North Georgia, L.L.C. The station accepts solid waste and recyclables from both commercial and residential users. This is not a landfill. All solid waste is transported to a landfill located elsewhere in Georgia.

County Ordinance O-2000-004 states that all trucks hauling solid waste must be suitably enclosed or covered to prevent littering. Violators of this ordinance are subject to the citation and shall be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinance.

  • Individual household trash rate: 30 gallon bags, $1.00 per bag
  • Individual household trash rate: 33 gallon bags, $1.25 per bag
  • Commercial and larger individual loads will be charged $46.00 a ton.

No Yard Waste is accepted

There is no charge for the following recyclables:

  • Paper Mixed, computer, magazines and newsprint
  • Paper Board Cereal boxes, food container, etc.
  • Cardboard Packing boxes (please break down)
  • Automotive Batteries
  • White Goods Appliances (excluding air conditioners and refrigerators)(Not available for commercial appliance dealers)
  • Bulk Metal Tin roofing, metal desks, cabinets, etc.

Neighborhood Recycling Program

**** No Neighborhood Recycling Wednesday, May 23, 2018***

This program financed by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, the Union County Commissioner and the North Georgia Resource Management Authority.

Hours: 9 a.m. to Noon

Recycling Locations:

  • Station 2 Jones Creek Precinct – Every Wednesday
  • Station 3 Owltown Precinct       – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
  • Station 4 Ivy Log Precinct          – Every Wednesday
  • Station 5 Suches Precinct           – Every Wednesday
  • Station 6 Pat Colwell Precinct   – Every Wednesday
  • Station 8 Gumlog Precinct         – Every Wednesday
  • Station 9 Coosa Precinct             – 1st Wednesday

Materials we accept at the neighborhood drop-off sites:

  • Mixed Paper which includes newspaper, copy paper, white paper, color paper, envelopes, fliers and any other office or “junk mailings” are accepted. Magazines, catalogs and thin paperback books are also accepted. If you can tear it, we can take it!
  • Paperboard such as cereal boxes, soft drink boxes, etc. should be placed in the Mixed Paper bin.
  • Aluminum Cans: Please rinse and flatten aluminum cans before placing in bin. They should be thrown in loose. Please empty your cans out of plastic bags or other containers.
  • #1 and #2 Plastics: Look on the bottom of your plastic bottles for a number in a triangle of arrows. Those numbers identify recyclable plastic types. We are currently taking only number 1 and 2 plastic bottles with screw-top lids.
    • Examples: #1 Containers Soft Drink Bottles, peanut butter jars, cooking oil bottles
    • Examples: #2 Containers Milk jugs, detergent bottles, bleach bottles, plastic juice bottles

 PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:  Microwave trays, yogurt containers, butter bowls, produce containers

Document Destruction & Electronic Recycling:

Rescheduled to September 15, 2018 from 10:00am til noon
Parking lot of North Georgia Technical College at 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville GA
For more information Click here or call (706) 318-5448

Notice of Public Hearing Special Use Permit & Variance. For more information

The Union County Commissioner will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse, 65 Courthouse Street, Courtroom A, Blairsville, Georgia. The Commissioner will review an application by Jennifer B. Alewine, as attorney for Verizon Wireless, requesting a Special Use Permit and Variance to allow for the location of a telecommunications tower on property located at Pat Colwell Road, Parcel 037 004A of Union County, Georgia.

A final decision on the Special Use Permit and Variance will be rendered at a Called Meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse, 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia.