Athens-Clarke County Unified Government adopted ordinance Sec. 5-2-14 (i) requiring mandatory commercial recycling in 2012 to reduce the amount of recyclable materials deposited in the landfill. All businesses and organizations in Athens-Clarke County must recycle and have an approved recycling plan on file with ACC Solid Waste Department, Recycling Division.
Requirements of Ordinance Sec. 5-2-14 (i)
There are five requirements for businesses and non-profit organizations licensed in Athens-Clarke County regarding recycling:
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Businesses run strictly from a primary residence are exempt from this ordinance. Also, multi-family dwellings of four or less units are exempt.
What to recycle?
Every business and non-profit must make a concerted effort to recycle the items listed on the Targeted Materials List. This includes hard plastic containers and bottles, printed paper, cardboard, metal cans, and glass bottles and jars.