Resources

In addition to the online resources below, ACC staff can visit your business to conduct waste audits, help determine your needed service level to provide effective recycling collection service and collection systems, and education for your staff and tenants. These services are available regardless of who your existing waste hauler is; these services are paid through the waste minimization fee. Staff can also conduct presentations and tours of the ACC recycling facility. For businesses that want to aggressively reduce their waste stream, staff can assist with initiatives including reuse, source materials reduction and food scraps composting. 

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Downloadable Resources

Resource Description
Commercial Recycling Plan Businesses and nonprofits in Athens-Clarke County must complete this form to be compliant with the Commercial Recycling Ordinance.
Commercial Recycling Program Ordinance Sec. 5-2-14(i) This details all the requirements of the ordinance pertaining to commercial businesses in Athens-Clarke County.
Commercial Recycling Plan Reporting Requirement Policy SW-022 Details the reporting requirements for the Commercial Customer Recycling Program ordinance.
Targeted Materials List Poster that details the materials that are recyclable in the single-stream recycling program.
Quick Start Guide to Recycling Need help getting your recycling program started or just need to know what is required of the Commercial Recycling Ordinance? Start here.
Start Up Guide for Multi-Family Properties This guide will help property management understand what is expected under the Commercial Recycling Ordinance and offer guidance to help create a successful program. Pair with the Property Management Flyer for Tenants to increase participation and success.
Property Management Flyer for Tenants Use this customizable Word document to educate your tenants on where your recycling is located and what can be recycled.
Notice for Janitorial Staff Use this customizable Word document to educate your janitorial staff on where your recycling is located, how to collect it and what can be recycled.
Start Up Guide for Retail This guide will help retail establishments understand what is expected under the Commercial Recycling Ordinance and offer guidance to help create a successful program. Pair with the Recycling Reminders for Cardboard for reminders to staff to help reduce contamination in the recycling.
Start Up Guide for Restaurants This guide will help restaurants understand what is expected under the Commercial Recycling Ordinance and offer guidance to help create a successful program. Pair with the Recycling Reminders for Cardboard and for Cups and Cans for reminders to staff to help reduce contamination in the recycling.
Recycling Reminders for Cups and Cans Post this above your recycling containers to remind staff to empty and rinse recycling. Remove fruit, straws, napkins, liquids and ice.
Recycling Reminders for Cardboard Post this above your recycling containers to remind staff to remove Styrofoam and packing material from cardboard boxes.
Waste Sort Use this chart to sort your waste. Your have to know what you are throwing away in order to change it. Your business is likely throwing away something that could be reused, recycled or even eliminated. The worst part? Both your business and the environment are paying for it.

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