Recycling & Waste Reduction

Our mission in the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division is to educate the public about the importance of waste reduction to the Athens-Clarke County community and implement a comprehensive, waste reduction plan that will reduce landfill disposal of solid waste as follows:

  • 40% by 2015   --  Goal Achieved @ 45% Diversion Rate in 2015
  • 60% by 2018   --  We need your help! Dropped to 38% Diversion in 2017 Rethink materials, Reduce consumption, Reuse products, Recycle right!
  • 75% by 2020

The Mayor and Commission approved the Waste Diversion Goals on November 3, 2010.

Trash or Recycling

Keep the F-Words out of your recycling bin

Green Bags are coming! 

Thank you for your patience as we await their arrival.

Green Bag

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.

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