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Transfer & Recycling

Transfer Station Information

3 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

NEW!!  Moccasin Road convenience center – Hwy 129 North, turn right on Ivylog Rd, turn left on Moccasin Rd, then entrance is just before Volunteer Fire Station 4 on left.

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*

*Holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day)

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:

October 22, 2022
Parking lot of North Georgia Technical College at 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville GA
For specific information: 2022 Document Destruction and ERE Event or call (706) 318-5448

Announcements

NOTICES.

Union County's Short Term Rental Ordinance - DRAFT ONE can be found HERE.

A public hearing will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022 beginning at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the first draft of Union County's Short-Term Rental Ordinance.  Please contact the Commissioner's Office additional for additional information.

CHANGE OF MEETING DATE

Due to scheduling conflicts, the December County Meeting will be rescheduled from Thursday, December 15, 2022 to Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm. in the Union County Courthouse.