Visit one of our free drop-off sites and bring your clean single-stream recyclables for collection! Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department offers recycling through community drop-off sites. These public drop-off sites are available for anyone to place their recycling inside. Please do not leave items lying on the ground. Items should be loose and not bagged.
Recycling Drop-Off Locations
|Central||Tues and Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
|CHaRM on College Ave||1005 College Ave|
|Northeast||24 hour access||City of Winterville
Behind the Fire Dept. Maintenance Dept.
at the corner of Church and Parkview
|126 Harris Lane|
|East||24 hour access||On Jail Road, past ACC Tag Office on right||3035 Jail Rd|
|East||M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat. 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
|Athens-Clarke County Landfill||5700 Lexington Rd|
|East||M-F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM||Athens-Clarke County Recycling Facility||699 Hancock Industrial Way|
|West||24 hour access||Georgia Square Mall
Outside the old cinema parking lot
|3700 Atlanta Hwy|
|North||24 hour access||Athens-Clarke County Fire Station #9||1626 Danielsville Rd|
|North||24 hour access||ACC Fleet Management||225 Newton Bridge Rd|
|Northwest||24 hour access||Athens-Clarke County Fire Station #8||3955 Jefferson Rd|
|Recycling Drop-Off Sites|
|Food Scraps Drop-Off Sites|
Reusable Tote Bags
We like recycling loose, not bagged. These reusable totes keep your recycling loose and can be used to take your recycling to any of our community drop-off sites or your on-site recycling dumpster. You can pick one up at our Administrative Office at 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM. They are also available at the CHaRM and Landfill. If you live in an apartment complex, check with your leasing office first.
Report Illegal Dumping
Please help us keep these sites open by stopping illegal dumping. You can help us put a stop to illegal dumping. If you see illegal dumping occurring, please make note of:
- The car’s tag number and description
- Description of any persons you observe
- Pictures can also be helpful
- The time and date of the incident
- The location of the incident
Be aware that you are witnessing a crime take place and make sure to protect your own safety first. Do not attempt to stop the dumping or apprehend anyone involved.
Those found guilty of illegal dumping could face up to $25,000 in fines and 5 years in jail. Their name will be published and they will have to pick up litter to pay for their crime.
Call 706-613-3506 and leave the information on our dedicated answering machine or send us an email at email@example.com.
Thank you for helping us put an end to illegal dumping!
Hosting an Athens Drop-Off Site
If your business is interested in hosting a recycling drop-off site, please contact the Recycling Division at 706-613-3512.
University of Georgia Recycling Sites
For information on recycling and waste reduction at the University of Georgia, visit the UGA Office of Sustainability website or contact them directly at (706) 542-1301 or firstname.lastname@example.org