Curbside recycling returns to Athens


ATHENS, Ala. – Curbside recycling is back in the city of Athens starting Monday.

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, magazines – 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

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

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