Recycling saves! Reducing the amount of trash by becoming commited to recycling is good for the environment and the wallet. The city collects over 20,000 tons of garbage a year. The average household of three produces approximately 1.4 tons of garbage a year, 84% of which can be recycled, including paper, cardboard, cans and bottles. Even food scraps and yard waste can be composted. If everyone would make a concerted effort to recycle, the cost of services could be reduced.
Want to find out more? The city’s Environmental Committee works to empower residents to be responsible stewards of our natural resources. The Committee meets at 6 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ben Robertson Community Center. All meetings are open to the public.
Once a week curbside recycling is provided by the City of Kennesaw. If your pick up day falls on a holiday, the route will not be picked up that week, but will be picked up the following week on your regular scheduled day. This is a service that is encouraged and provided at no extra charge to the customer. Bins MUST be placed on the curb before 7 am the day of collection.
In order to protect the environment by conserving natural resources and preserving rapidly dwindling landfill space as well as minimizing waste disposal costs, the City of Kennesaw encourages all residential and commercial/industrial occupants to recycle all recyclable materials and implement reduction activities. The following is a listing of items accepted by the City recycling program. Any items contaminated with food or other debris (oil, feces, etc.) will not be collected.
Paper: newspapers (inserts & ads okay); magazines & catalogs; brochures & pamphlets; mail envelopes (windows & labels okay); file folders & card stock; printing/writing paper (colored paper okay); shredded paper (bagged); telephone books, paperback books and hardback books
Cardboard: corrugated cardboard & boxes (flatten or cut up); cereal & cracker boxes; food cartons & boxes; milk cartons & drink boxes; paper bags; paper towels & toliet paper rolls; paper egg cartons
Plastics: plastics with numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6 or 7; soda & water bottles; mouthwash bottles; catsup & salad dressing bottles; milk & water jugs; cosmetic & shampoo bottles; bleach, laundry & dish soap bottles; household cleaning bottles
Metals: aluminum cans; steel/tin cans; clean scrap aluminum; non-hazardous aerosol cns (empty)
Glass: unbroken bottles and jars (clear, green, brown)
Items NOT Acceptable:
Food or liquid waste Books - gummed or glued bindings
Frozen food containers Cookware or pots & pans
Paper or plastic cups & plates Tarps or garden hoses
Napkins or paper towels Toys or child pools
Plastic bags (store, bread, ziploc) Metal or plastic pails or buckets
Tissue or gift wrap Electronics or electronics housing
Aluminum pie pans or foil Photographic paper, tapes or CDs
Light bulbs or fluorescenty tubes Print or toner cartridges
Cellophane food bags (i.e. salad, candy) Auto parts or batteries
Pet food bags Motor oil or anti-freeze bottles
China or ceramics Diapers
Clothing or shoes Kitchen utensils or dishes
Clothes hangers Prescription vials
Aluminum siding for homes Draperies or blinds
Plastic film packaging (shrink/saran wrap)
Styrofoam, bubble wrap, packing peanuts
Medical supplies (syringes, needles, lancets)
Yard waste (grass, weeds or tree trimmings)
A printable list is also available for your convenience.
Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.
Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.
Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.
Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.
City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.
Police officers start the recruiting process early.
Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.
Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.
The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.
The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.
The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.
Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.
Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.
Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.
The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.
Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.
A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.
The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.
The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.