Yes. Businesses that are run from your primary residence are exempt, but otherwise businesses must submit a plan that ensures compliance with the ordinance. It is perfectly acceptable to take your collected trash and recyclables home with you, or take your recyclables to any of the 9 convenient drop-off sites located throughout Athens-Clarke County. However, these activities should be documented on the Recycling Plan Form. If your business creates no trash or recycling, you may contact the Commercial Recycling Specialist to discuss being exempt.