Drop-Off Sites

Visit one of our free drop-off sites and bring your clean single-stream recyclables for collection! Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department offers recycling through community drop-off sites. These public drop-off sites are available for anyone to place their recycling inside. Please do not leave items lying on the ground. Items should be loose and not bagged.

Drop Off Sites

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

County Region Hours Location Address
Central Tues and Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
CHaRM on College Ave 1005 College Ave
Northeast 24 hour access City of Winterville
Behind the Fire Dept. Maintenance Dept.
at the corner of Church and Parkview
126 Harris Lane
East 24 hour access On Jail Road, past ACC Tag Office on right 3035 Jail Rd
East M-F 7:30 AM -  4:30 PM
Sat. 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Athens-Clarke County Landfill 5700 Lexington Rd
East M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Athens-Clarke County Recycling Facility 699 Hancock Industrial Way
North 24 hour access Athens-Clarke County Fire Station #9 1626 Danielsville Rd
North 24 hour access ACC Fleet Management 225 Newton Bridge Rd
Northwest 24 hour access Athens-Clarke County Fire Station #8 3955 Jefferson Rd


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Recycling Drop-Off Sites

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Food Scraps Drop-Off Sites

Recycle BagsReusable Tote Bags

We like recycling loose, not bagged. These reusable totes keep your recycling loose and can be used to take your recycling to any of our community drop-off sites or your on-site recycling dumpster. You can pick one up at our Administrative Office at 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM. They are also available at the CHaRM and Landfill. If you live in an apartment complex, check with your leasing office first.  

Report Illegal Dumping

Please help us keep these sites open by stopping illegal dumping. You can help us put a stop to illegal dumping. If you see illegal dumping occurring, please make note of:

  • The car’s tag number and description
  • Description of any persons you observe
  • Pictures can also be helpful
  • The time and date of the incident
  • The location of the incident

Be aware that you are witnessing a crime take place and make sure to protect your own safety first. Do not attempt to stop the dumping or apprehend anyone involved.

Those found guilty of illegal dumping could face up to $25,000 in fines and 5 years in jail. Their name will be published and they will have to pick up litter to pay for their crime.

Call 706-613-3506 and leave the information on our dedicated answering machine or send us an email at solidwaste@accgov.com.

Thank you for helping us put an end to illegal dumping!

Hosting an Athens Drop-Off Site

If your business is interested in hosting a recycling drop-off site, please contact the Recycling Division at 706-613-3512.

University of Georgia Recycling Sites

For information on recycling and waste reduction at the University of Georgia, visit the UGA Office of Sustainability website or contact them directly at (706) 542-1301 or sustain@uga.edu