Recycling & Waste Reduction

  1. Teacher Reuse Store reopened by appointment only

    The Athens Area Teacher Reuse Store is back open, by appointment only, on Thursdays from 10 AM- 3 PM. Please email recycle@accgov.com with the subject line "Teacher Reuse" to schedule your appointment. Read on...
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Mixed Paper
Metal Cans

What can I
recycle?

Click here for a list of what to recycle in Athens, GA.

Plastic Bottles and Containers
Cardboard
Glass Bottles and Jars

Keep the F-Words out of your recycling bin

FIlm, Food, Foam

Green Bags are coming! 

Thank you for your patience as we await their arrival.

Green Bag

Why recycle?

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to our landfill.
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals.
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials.
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in Georgia and across the United States.

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.