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Posted on: March 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Glass Recycling and Improved Drive Thru Recycling Coming to Tybee


We're upcycling our game on Tybee Island!


Glass recycling is coming to Tybee Island AND we have a new and improved Drive Thru Recycling facility! Join us on facebook for a virtual ribbon cutting on March 21 1 p.m., and then start using the recycling facility March 22. This new glass recycling service is free to local residents and businesses.

Thanks to a partnership with The Upcycling Company, our discarded glass will be made into new products like kitchen countertops. Learn more about glass recycling from The Upcycling Company.



Our recycling facility at 76 Polk Street has been upgraded with new paving and signage to accommodate Drive-Thru Recycling. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM; Weekends, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM. Closed on major holidays.

Residents should enter through the scale gate and let the scale operator know that they are dropping off recyclables.  They will be instructed on where to dump the recycles and then leave the yard through the same gate.

Residents can drop of the following items at no charge:

  • Cardboard
  • Mixed paper
  • #1 and #2 plastics
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin and Metal (White goods), i.e. washers dryers, old metal furniture, etc.

Residents can drop off the following items for a charge of $0.05/pound

  • Construction debris
  • Landscaping brush
  • Furniture and other household items

Residents cannot drop off the following:

  • Electronics
  • Old paint and varnish
  • Pesticides


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