Curbside recycling resumes in Athens Oct. 4, here’s what can be recycled


ATHENS, Ala. – The City of Athens has announced plans to resume curbside recycling service Monday, October 4.

As part of the return to curbside recycling, crews will not accept household garbage in the blue recycling bins after Friday, September 24.

The regular recycling schedule will resume on Oct. 4 – those west of US-31 will have recycling pickup on the first and third Mondays, those east of US-31 will have pickup on the second and fourth Mondays.

Bins should be at the curb by 6 a.m.

The following items should be recycled:

  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Printer paper – plastic wrappers must be removed from any mailers
  • Steel, alumminum, and tin cans – rinse all food/drink cans
  • Plastic bottles labeled Nos. 1 and 2
  • Corrguated cardboard – flatten it before putting it in the cart

The following items are not eligible to be recycled:

  • Garbage
  • Medical waste
  • Glass
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic toys
  • Oil containers
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Large plastic containers
  • Clothing/fabric

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