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Transfer & Recycling

Transfer Station Information

348 Transfer Station Lane                                        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)487-4910 


Bagged trash convenience centers – hours:

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

Commercial side for haulers – hours:

Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. to noon, Closed Sundays and holidays

The Transfer Station is owned by Union County, but the convenience center and bagged trash and recycling is currently operated under contract by a private firm, Waste Management. The station currently accepts bagged trash and recyclables from residential users. This is not a landfill. All solid waste is transported to a landfill located elsewhere in Georgia.

The commercial garbage section of the Transfer Station is now open and is being operated by Union County Government.  The price per ton is $57/ton, and the minimum charge to cross the scales is $20 for up to 700 pounds.

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: up to 30 gallon bags, $1.50 per bag
  • Individual household trash rate: over 30 gallon bags, $1.75 per bag

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

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: 7503 Jones Creek Rd- Every Wednesday
  • Station 3 Owltown Precinct: 3192 Waldroup Rd – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
  • Station 4 Ivy Log Precinct: 6127 Moccasin Rd – Every Wednesday
  • Station 5 Suches Precinct: 3695 Hwy 60 – Every Wednesday
  • Station 8 Gumlog Precinct: 750 Gum Log Rd – Every Wednesday
  • Station 9 Coosa Precinct: 3195 Willie Hutson Rd – 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

For a printable copy of what is/is not accepted: Click here

Document Destruction & Electronic Recycling:

April 6, 2019 from 10:00am until noon
Parking lot of North Georgia Technical College at 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville GA
For more information: 2020 Document Destruction and ERE Event or call (706) 318-5448



The Union County Commission will hold its regularly scheduled County Meeting tonight at 6pm. Please be aware that face coverings/masks will be required by order of the Enotah Judicial Circuit of Georgia.