Recycle Day & Drive Electric Earth Day

Join us for a metal and paper recycling event and stop by our EV gallery.


Thank you to everyone who attended our 2023 Recycle Day. We hope to see you again next year!

Every year, Cobb EMC hosts a metal and paper recycling event that is free to members. You may bring your old phones, computer equipment, cameras, metal items, small appliances, and refrigerators for proper, eco-friendly disposal. We also offer on-site shredding for secure document destruction, as well as information on ways you can help make a positive impact on our environment.

Cardboard boxes and medicine are not accepted at the event. A cash-only fee applies to TVs ($20) and computer monitors ($10). Attendees are responsible for bringing all items to be recycled to the event. We are not able to pick up items.

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See below a list of acceptable items.



After you recycle your items, stop by our Solar Flower Garden to check out our electric vehicles on display. Learn about the benefits of driving an electric vehicle and the incentives Cobb EMC can offer to help with the cost of installing an EV charger. 

The EVs will be on display from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and there will be snacks served while supplies last. 

Accepted items for recycling

  • Computer
  • Laptop
  • Server
  • Router
  • Switch
  • Network box
  • Printer
  • Circuit board
  • CD Rom
  • Floppy drive
  • UPS
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Testing equipment
  • Modem
  • Cellphone
  • Telephone
  • Typewriter
  • Fax machine
  • Copier
  • Scanner
  • Shredder
  • Computer monitors: require a cash-only fee of $10 
  • TVs: require a cash-only fee of $20
  • VCR
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Cassette player
  • Cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Alarm clocks
  • Game systems
  • Projectors
  • Power cords
  • Satellite Dish
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical trainer
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Water heater
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Wet vacuums
  • Dehumidifier 
  • Coffee maker
  • AC Furnace
  • Cordless tools
  • Powered tools
  • Hand tools
  • Gas tools: gas tank must have a hole in it, no fuel
  • Ladder
  • Cables
  • Lawn mower (fluids need to be drained)
  • Weed eater
  • Chain saw
  • Lawn edger: fuel must be removed with hole in tank
  • Riding lawnmower
  • Firepit
  • Grill (propane tanks are not accepted)
  • Lawn furniture
  • Shovel
  • Small garden tools
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Cast iron
  • Car parts and wheels
  • Metal fire pits
  • Metal speakers
  • Engine block
  • Truck covers
  • Paint cans (have to be empty)
  • Solar panels
  • Aluminum window frames
  • Filing cabinet
  • Fire extinguisher

Secure document shredding will be available on-site and is limited to five small boxes (approximately 15” x 12” x 13”). It’s okay to bring paper recycling in bags or bins if you do not have boxes on hand. There is no need to remove staples, paper clips, etc. We will accept folders with brads.

Please do not bring books, newspapers or magazines.

Frequently questioned items that are not accepted:

  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Lightbulbs of any kind
  • Propane tanks
  • Mattresses
  • Cardboard
  • Christmas Trees
  • Roof shingles
  • Plastic containers
  • Toilets
  • Wooden window frames
  • Cassette tapes
  • Ceramic items
  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Tires
  • Garden hose
  • Shutters
  • Doors
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Flooring

*not a complete list


Your impact

Since 2017 Cobb EMC members have recycled more than 157 tons of metals and electronics and shredded and recycled more than 132 tons of paper through our annual Recycle Day events. That’s the equivalent of 701 trees! ♻️🌳


trees saved


hours of electricity saved


gallons of water saved