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Transfer & Recycling

Transfer Station Information

Recycling and Bagged Trash Locations:

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

LOCATION OFFERING RECYCLING ONLY: 

  • Station 5 Suches Precinct: 3695 Hwy 60 – Every Wednesday

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Contact:
Phone: (706)487-4910 

Bagged trash convenience centers – hours:

Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Closed: Sundays and Holidays

Transfer Station 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 price per ton is $57/ton, and the minimum charge to cross the scales is $20 for up to 700 pounds.

The Transfer Station is owned and operated by the Union County Government. 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.

Regulations:
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.

Price:

  • 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.

Materials we accept for recycling:

  • 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

Always Remember to REMOVE LIDS AND RINSE CONTAINERS!
 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:

2022 Date to be determined
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

Announcements

Meeting Notices.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday,
May 17, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the
Union County Courthouse, 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia.

The purpose of this hearing will be for Union County to provide information and answer questions regarding proposed amendments to Chapter 10, Article III of the Union County Code of Ordinances generally referred to as the
Union County Alcohol Ordinance.

Please send your comments via regular mail to 65 Courthouse St., Box 1, Blairsville, GA 30512 or via email to commissioner@uniongov.com.
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The Alcohol Board Meeting originally scheduled for June 14, 2022 has been rescheduled for June 6, 2022.

Please send your questions to 65 Courthouse St., Box 1, Blairsville, GA 30512 or via email to renee@uniongov.com.