Athens Services Employee Discusses Company Culture at American Organics

For American Organics’ Angie Morris, checking green waste loads at Athens Services’ Victorville composting facility is unseemly fun.

For American Organics’ Angie Morris, checking green waste loads at Athens Services’ Victorville composting facility is unseemly fun.

Angie’s job is to inspect green and food waste loads for contamination, identify trash and non-compostable materials, and keep them from entering the composting process. Often she ends up finding discarded toys in the green waste.

“All kinds of different kids’ toys. I usually have them set up near the line,” said Angie. She works extremely hard to keep the toys and other contamination out of the green waste.

Angie has been working for Athens Services for nearly two years and enjoys her time while at work.

“The main thing I like about my job is the people that I work with.”

Prior to Athens, Angie worked at a major corporation and felt like she was just another number. She says the main reason she came to work for Athens is everyone was so friendly.

“It is close-knit, and everybody knows each other. All different personalities and everybody gets along with each other.”

As a mother, her five children inspire her to work hard. She passes down those same values to them.
“I try to teach them the importance of working hard and that whatever that you do, make sure you do your best. Put your best foot forward.”

The most challenging part of her job? “Bags that have old food and wet stuff. You don’t know what you are touching in there.”

Despite the challenges, Angie says Athens shows her how valuable she is to the company.

“I see how they show their employees appreciation. I worked for plenty of other companies where you can make a lot of money, but if you don’t appreciate or value your employees it means nothing. I value that more than the money.”

She wants to learn all the different aspects of the operations at American Organics and looks forward to a long career at Athens Services.