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If Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste is your collector, call the main office at 706-613-3501, Press 5. Otherwise, contact your private collector directly.
A collection bin is located at the Athens-Clarke County Materials Recycling Facility at 699 Hancock Industrial Way. Drop off your items Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition, you can make an online appointment to take your used grease to the CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Material), 1005 College Avenue. The CHaRM is open Tuesday & Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM by appointment only until further notice.
No, all batteries (alkaline and rechargeable) can be recycled at the CHaRM (1005 College Ave.) Tuesday & Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM (Online appointment only) For large quantities, fees may apply.
The CHaRM (1005 College Ave.) accepts these bulbs Tuesday & Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM (Online appointment only). They are also recycled at The Home Depot and Lowe’s. For large quantities, fees may apply.
Yes, egg cartons, meat trays, and block styrofoam found around many items can be taken to Publix Supermarket. There are bins out front for small items; larger pieces can be taken to the Customer Service Desk. We also accept styrofoam at CHaRM (1005 College Ave.) Tuesday & Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM (Online appointment only).
No, the bags pose a litter issue and become contaminated when mixed with other plastics that can drip (like soda cans or vegetable cans). Take bags back to any area Publix, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, EarthFare, Walmart, Target, Ingles, Daily Co-Op, or the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Facility.
You can take old televisions to the CHaRM (1005 College Ave) Tuesday & Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM. Appointments are required, go to: accgov.com/charm. Fees may vary.
No, take these broken items to the Athens-Clarke County Landfill Electronics section for free. You can also take those items to the CHaRM (1005 College Ave) Tuesday & Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM. Appointments are required, go to: accgov.com/charm. For large quantities, fees may apply.
If it is in clear bags that are clearly marked "RECYCLABLES", then it will be collected. If in black or white bags, they will be mistaken for trash and you will be charged additional collection fees. The preferred method for extra recycles is loose in another bin or cart.
Shredded paper cannot be collected at the curb or at any drop-off sites. It is too small for the new single stream processing facility equipment to sort and the pieces get wet and stick to the glass bottles and/or jars. Shredded paper can be directly dropped off at the ACC Recycling Facility & CHaRM in paper bags, boxes or a clear plastic bags for recycling.