Below is a complete list of the current recyclables accepted for Tybee's single-stream recycling services. Please pay attention to what is and is not acceptable, as contamination by unacceptable materials can cause an entire load being rejected, resulting in additional shipping charges as well as land fill fees.

Please dispose of garbage properly. If any garbage is put into the recycling container, it may contaminate the entire load making the items no longer recyclable.


Electronic circuit boards contain an abundance of heavy metals - these are both poisonous in the groundwater and rare commodities for the manufacture of future electronic devices. To protect our health today and our economic competitiveness in the future, it is important that electronic waste does not get put into landfills. Older, but working, electronic items such as computers, printers, VCR and DVD players, radios, and LCD televisions can be donated to Goodwill for reuse in the community.

Note: The only place still accepting computer monitors, old CRT-style or tube television sets, and even the newer LCD TVs is Best Buy. There is a fee associated with this service. At this writing (April, 2018), details of the Best Buy recycling program can be found at Best Buy Electronics and Recycling. Their current fee for recycling these items is $25. Be sure to check before you go, as the recycling costs have been slowly rising over the years.

Older cell phones should be returned to your service provider, where they can be distributed to members of battered families to protect their privacy or used to provide service for military personnel away from home. Non-functioning electronics can be taken to the eRecycling center, which is available with extended hours to take your discarded electronics!

For more information about hours, materials accepted, and locations, visit the Savannah Recycles web pages. You can download a complete list of all sites, hours, materials accepted, and other useful information by visiting their website. Although DPW has previously jointly sponsored eRecycling days with Savannah, given the hours of the Eisenhower center (Tuesday - Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.), there is no need to wait! Take that old stuff in, and ask your neighbors if they have some old electronics they've been waiting to get rid of! If you still have questions, you can contact the Recycling Coordinator Office at 912-651-1967.
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