Our mission is to educate the public about the importance of waste reduction to the Athens-Clarke County community and implement a comprehensive, waste reduction plan that will reduce landfill disposal of solid waste as follows:
40% by 2015 -- Goal Achieved @ 45% Diversion Rate in 2015
60% by 2018 -- We need your help! Dropped to 38% Diversion in 2017 Rethink materials, Reduce consumption, Reuse products, Recycle right!
75% by 2020
The Mayor and Commission approved the Waste Diversion Goals on November 3, 2010.
NEW Glass Bottle Reduction Program
Bars and restaurants in the Central Business District can switch from bottles to cans and/or draft and save up to $500 on their beer license. LEARN MORE
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: