City Announces Expanded Residential Recycling Program

Dahlonega Recycling LogoThe City of Dahlonega announces an agreement with Sanitation Solutions that will propel the City into a new era of residential recycling. The agreement will allow residents to recycle more materials than before.

Customers now have the opportunity to recycle 35 different items through the traditional curbside pickup. Recyclables that can now be placed in the bins include: aluminum, cardboard, glass, junk mail, plastic, magazines, newspaper and a variety of paper. Residents will receive mailers that describe the expansion of the recycling program and include easy-to-understand illustrations of what they can recycle and how. The expanded recycling program will make it easier for residents to recycle more and is an important step toward the City's goals of becoming a greener place to live, work, and play.

Download a Know What to Throw Guide for recycling in Dahlonega.

Curbside recycling makes if easy and convenient to recycle. The list below is your guide to recycling in Dahlonega. Place all materials in one container without a bag and we will sort & separate for you!

Plastic soda and water bottles (#1)
Milk jugs (#2)
Plastic detergent bottles (#2)
Plastic bottles (#3 – 7)
Glass bottles
Glass jars
Aluminum beverage containers
Aluminum baking tins
Aluminum food containers
Steel food containers
Empty aerosol cans
Clean metallic lids
Cardboard boxes (broken down)
Pizza boxes
Cereal boxes
Tissue boxes
Paper towel cores
Tissue paper cores
Soda and beer cartons
Shoe boxes
Discarded mail
Greeting cards
Craft paper
Paper grocery bags
Shopping and lunch bags – paper
Magazines and shopping catalogs
Newspapers and inserts
Computer paper
Old phone directories
Paperback books
School papers
Carbonless forms – paper
Food waste
Hazardous waste containers
Light bulbs
Motor oil containers
Plastic grocery bags
Window glass
Yard waste

Under the new program, recyclables will be picked up each Friday beginning August 8.

For additional information on materials accepted and to request a recycling bin contact City Hall, (706) 864-6133.

Hoffman Receives Certificate of Achievement

dsc 0021Dahlonega Councilmember Bruce Hoffman received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) 81st Annual Convention in Savannah on June 23.

The Georgia Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of GMA and the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, provides a nationally recognized series of training opportunities for elected city officials. To receive a Certificate of Achievement, a city official must complete a minimum of 72 units of credit, including six courses from the required list. The training program consists of a series of more than 40 courses.

"This is an outstanding achievement," said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. "We commend Councilmember Hoffman for this accomplishment and for the dedication he's shown in using this valuable resource to become a more effective city official."

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 500 member cities.

Students Visit City Hall


Mrs. Anderson's class from Lumpkin County Elementary spent time at City Hall learning the day to day responsibilities of running a city. The field-trip was in conjunction with their government class project to manage a city they created named "Cleverville."

2014 Georgia Cities Week


In celebration of Georgia Cities Week and Historic Preservation Month, the City of Dahlonega hosted an art show that exhibited pieces from Lumpkin County High School students. "People, Place & Purpose" was the theme for the exhibit and was cosponsored by Lumpkin County High School and the Georgia Municipal Association.

Girl Scouts Visit Water Plant

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Water Plant Operator Randy Price led Girl Scout Troop 10945 through the City's water treatment facility as part of their "Wonders of Water" (WOW) journey. Co-leader of the group, Melanie Charles, says this journey is teaching the Daises and Brownies about the "water cycle, water conditions around the world, and young girl initiatives to save water." Next, the Troop has plans to visit Amicalola Falls State Park. During this exercise the Troop will explore the life of the creek in order to learn more about the quality of the water.

Adoption of Revised Design Guidelines

DSC 0063The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) adopted revised Dahlonega Design Guidlines at the March 19th meeting. The revised guidelines comply with the Department of Interior regulations (36 CFR Part 67, Historic Preservation Certifications).

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