In November 2011, the ACC Recycling Facility was converted to a single stream facility. This means that all local schools can now place all of their recyclables into one recycling container - no more separation.
Simply put – Single Stream recycling means that ALL recyclables can be collected mixed together in one container and collected with one truck (this does not mean trash is mixed with recyclables).
NOTE: Athens-Clarke County private schools are eligible for all of the recycling resources, and the ACC Solid Waste Department will gladly quote trash and recycling service for any local private school. Need collection information? Commercial Collection Information
ACC Waste Reduction Awards - School Division
Spirit of Green Annual Recycling Award - Each year the Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC) selects three state recycling award winners (one each from Elementary, Middle and High School) to receive the Spirit of Green Award. This award includes a cash prize.
Recycle -Bowl - Annual Keep America Beautiful (KAB) recycling competition for K-12 schools both public and private. Cash prizes awarded to top producing schools (local, state and national).