Recycling & Waste Reduction

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In celebration of National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October, the ACC Solid Waste Department is spreading the recycled pet message by assisting our local ACC Animal Services with the Second Annual PAWS for Recycling Week, Oct. 7th – Oct. 13th!

ACC Solid Waste Department will be collecting the following donations for ACC Animal Services:

  • Canned dog food and cat food with a pull tab (small and large)
  • Non-clumping cat litter
  • Cat litter scoop
  • Dry unopened puppy food and kitten food
  • Dry unopened cat food and dog food
  • Munchy sticks, Bully sticks
  • Dog and Cat Treats - Eukanuba® and Beggin' Strips® are preferred over Milk-Bones® or bland treats
  • Gently used towels, small blankets, sheets, cloths, and/or thick fleece (less than 4’ x 6’ in size)
  • Dog & Cat Toys (ping pong balls, Frisbees, Kongs, Puzzle Feeders, etc.)

Enrichment with Recyclables

  • Cardboard boxes (any small size, i.e. cereal, cracker, pasta, shipping)
  • Paper towel & toilet paper rolls
  • Newspaper

Materials can be dropped off at the ACC Solid Waste Department (725 Hancock Industrial Way), ACC Landfill (5700 Lexington Rd) or the CHaRM-Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (1005 College Ave).

The goal is to divert at least 75 gently used blankets and/or gently used towels from the landfill to ACC Animal Services.

Join us on Facebook as shelter dogs AND cats interact with ACC Solid Waste Department staff all through next week. Please consider providing a shelter pet with a recycled home!

Thanks to many of you, last year we collected the following during the 2018 PAWS for Recycling Week:

  • 43 blankets
  • 82 towels
  • 13 rugs/rags
  • 58 cans of cat food
  • 8 bags of cat food
  • 13 cans of dog food
  • 10 bags of dog food

We would like to exceed the collection numbers this year!!!!

Thanks for helping us Paws for Recycling!

Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division

Our mission 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.

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:

Keep the F-Words out of your recycling bin

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