Dawson County Solid Waste and Recycling

946 Burt Creek Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534


(706) 344-3645 phone

Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dawson County Waste and Recycling serves the needs of citizens for disposal of household bagged trash and to allow the recycling of various products. The center operates six (6) days a week (Mon - Sat) and is closed on holidays.

Directions to Center

From downtown Dawsonville, take Shoal Creek Road for 0.5 mile. Turn right onto Burt Creek Road. The Recycling Center will be 0.75 miles ahead on the right.

Transfer Station Fee Schedule

Type of Refuse Fee
Bagged Refuse (up to 55 gallons) $0.50 per bag (10 bag limit)
Weighed Refuse $44.00 per ton ($5.00 minimum charge)
Type of Recycling Fee
Single Stream NO CHARGE
Passenger Car / Truck Tire $2.00 per tire
Semi-Truck Trailer / Tractor Tire $15.00 per tire
Small Equipment Farm Tire $15.00 per tire
Wheel Disposal for Passenger Light Truck* $3.00 per wheel
Wheel Disposal for Semi-Truck Trailer* $10.00 per wheel
Lock-Ring Wheel Disposal $20.00 per wheel
Tires Over 48" Tall or 18" Wide NOT ACCEPTED

*Note: Wheel fees are in addition to tire disposal fees.


Dawson County offers FREE Single-Stream Recycling which allows the public to co-mingle recyclable products together.  Recyclables must be kept separate from household waste however.

Accepted Recyclable Items   

Dawson County Recycling Flyer


  • Batteries: alkaline household batteries: AAA, AA, C, D, 9-VOLT                                                                                                                                             
  • Aluminum: aluminum foil, pie tins, tin cans, steel cans
  • Cardboard: flattened cardboard paper board, paper cardboard, toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Please remove plastic liners from cereal & snack boxes.
  • Glass Bottles & Jars: all colors of glass are accepted
  • Paper: brown paper bags, junk mail, magazaines, newspaper, office paper, phone books, etc...
  • Motor Oil
  • Plastics #1-#5, and -#7 (Please check the bottom of the bottle or the flyer above)                                                                                            

Unaccepted Recyclable Items

  • Aerosol or spray cans of any kind; (should be discarded as hazardous waste, not with the garbage or recyclables.)
  • Baby Diapers
  • Ceramics and Pottery: flower pots, ceramic dishes,
  • Coated Cardboard: soiled cardboard, soiled pizza boxes, wax or plastic coated paper of any kind.
  • Electronic Devices: cellphones, computer monitors and parts, etc...
  • Food-soiled items: take-out containers, aluminum foil, pizza boxes, food containers, etc...
  • Household Glass: drinking glasses, light bulbs, mirrors, window panes, Pyrex dishes, etc... 
  • Hard Cover Books
  • Hypodermic Needles
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Packaging materials:  polystyrene (styrofoam), packaging peanuts, or heavy-duty plastic.
  • Paint cans, gasoline or kerosene cans.
  • Paper Towels, Tissue Paper or Toilet Paper
  • Photographs
  • Plastic: Any type of recycling that has NO number for recycling.
  • Wet paper. 
  • Wax containers: milk and juice cartons, fruit boxes, any containers that have been coated with a thin layer of wax.

For more information on Recyclable and Non-Recyclable products please view our brochure: