Commercial Customer Recycling Plan

Every business in Athens-Clarke County must provide recycling containers to collect all items listed on the Targeted Materials List that are generated by the commercial customer, educate their customers and staff regarding recycling, and have an approved recycling plan on file with ACC Solid Waste Department, Recycling Division.

Facility Tours

(Recycling, Landfill/Compost, CHaRM)

To schedule a tour, please complete our tour request form below. You will be contacted by our staff via email to confirm the date and time your tour will take place. For individuals or groups of less than 10, please email to request to join another scheduled tour.

Zero Waste Event Kit

Zero Waste is a culture shift -- establishing innovative ways to reduce waste sent to the landfill through reuse, recycling, compost, and more. We offer event recycling bins, as well as reusable plates, wares, cups, napkins, and more for you to borrow for any event, in order to reduce the need for disposables and send less stuff to the landfill.


Glass Reduction Program

beer can and draftBars and restaurants that demonstrate 100% of their sales of High Volume Domestic Beers (HVDBs) in aluminum cans or draft can receive a 50% reduction in their next years’ license renewal fee. Participating bars and restaurants must complete the Glass Bottle Reduction Program form and submit invoices from beverage distributors that details these sales.