The Georgia Department of Labor and Safety encourages Georgians to recycle. Recycling services are available throughout the state. George residents can use a recycling directory to find a list of local recycling centers that offer cash for recyclables. When recycling in Georgia, it's best to inquire about drop-off instructions and pricing beforehand. If time permits, ask family and friends to donate to your recycling load, for a bigger payout.
Determine what types of materials you wish to recycle for cash. Georgia residents can recycle iron and steel, batteries, wood, plastics, glass and fiberglass, as well as electronics.
Find a recycling center that serves your county. See "Georgia Local Recycling Centers" in the Resources section of this article for a list of recycling centers in Georgia. Search by zip code to locate the nearest service center.
Inquire about dumpster locations, residential services and drop-off locations. Frequently, companies that provide collection vehicles for pick-up service don't provide cash for recyclables, so ask beforehand.
Prepare recyclables as directed by the recycling center. For example, you may be required to remove the caps from bottles, or break down plastics.
Request a receipt. The recycler must weigh your recyclables and issue a cash value based on this calculation. Check that the weight recorded by the recycler's scale matches the weight recorded on your receipt. Contact the company manager if you notice a discrepancy.
Typically, larger cities such as Augusta, Columbus and Savannah have more facilities than smaller cities such as Thomson and Sandersville.