Recycling & Waste Reduction

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Mixed Paper
Metal Cans

What can I
recycle?

Click here for a list of what to recycle in Athens, GA.

Plastic Bottles and Containers
Cardboard
Glass Bottles and Jars

Keep the F-Words out of your recycling bin

FIlm, Food, Foam

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Recycle Bags

Our new "Green" Bags are HERE! 

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 request a bag by emailing recycle@accgov.com and we will mail one to you. If you live in an apartment complex, please check with your leasing office first. You can also pick one up at our office at 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm.

Why recycle?

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to our landfill.
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals.
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials.
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in Georgia and across the United States.

For questions, concerns, or to request one of our famous green recycling tote bags (we like our recyclables loose!) please contact the ACC Recycling Division at recycle@accgov.com.