In 1988, the citizens of Rome and Floyd County passed a SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) that included a mandate to build a Recycling Center. Prior to that date, the only recycling offered in Rome and Floyd County was a site located next to the fire station at Riverside Drive and West 1st Street that was maintained by volunteers from the Rome/Floyd County Clean Community Commission. This site was well used by a small percentage of citizens, and was successful in educating the public about the importance of recycling. Due to the size of the site and a limited budget, only a few items were able to be collected and people wanted to increase their recycling efforts. The Rome/Floyd Recycling Center opened its doors in September 1992 and has been growing by leaps and bounds every year since. 

    The Recycling Center is a joint City/County agency that is managed on a day to day basis by Floyd County Public Works. The City of Rome and Floyd County use the Recycling Center as a place to bring their collected recycling materials generated at curbside in the City and at the Remote Collection Sites in Floyd County. The Rome/Floyd County Solid Waste Commission approves the budget and major operational decisions at the Center.

     Educating the public about the importance and relevance of recycling is one of the primary functions of the Rome/Floyd County Recycling Center. This web site is designed to not only give you information about our Recycling program, but also give you insight into the full spectrum of our Solid Waste programs and challenges. You will find "links" to numerous other web sites that deal with Recycling and other Solid Waste issues throughout this site and hopefully you will enjoy exploring them.

   Click here to email the Recycling Center! We encourage you to ask questions and make comments about recycling in our community. We look forward to hearing from you.

Rome - Floyd Recycling Center
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