Residential Curbside

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Households with curbside collection are provided with a black container for refuse and recyclables and a green container for yard waste materials. The contents of the black container are sent to a Materials Recovery Facility where recyclables are removed before the waste is sent for disposal. Please call Athens Services at 888-336-6100, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Container Color Designations
  • What goes in the black container: All refuse and recyclables such as paper, plastics, and metals
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  • What goes in the green container: Yard waste items such as grass, leaves, brush and shrub and tree trimmings
Limitations
Do not place plastic bags, branches more than six inches in diameter, or palm fronds (leaves from palm trees) in your green container. Palm fronds and large branches may be bundled and called into Athens as a bulky item. Do not put hazardous materials such as paint or used motor oil in your containers. Residents can select either 96-gallon or 64-gallon container sizes and are able to order additional 96-gallon containers.

Containers should be set out no earlier than 24 hours before your scheduled collection day and should be placed with wheels against the curb at least one foot apart. Lids should be open no more than six inches. Empty containers must be removed by midnight of your collection day.

Bulky Item Pickup
Find out more information on bulky item pickup online.

Christmas Tree Recycling
Keep up on when to recycle that holiday tree.

Container Ordering
Please contact the Support Services Division at 626-307-1342.

Holiday Collection Schedule
If one of the following holidays falls on or before your regular collection day for that week, your pick up day will be delayed by one day:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
Rates & Billing Information
Please contact the Support Services Division at 626-307-1342 for rates and billing information.

Roll Out Service
Free roll out service is available for those people physically or medically unable to move their containers. Disabled DMV placard required.

Sign Up For Service
Please contact the Support Services Division at 626-307-1342 for container ordering information.