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For American Organics’ Angie Morris, checking green waste loads at Athens Services’ Victorville composting facility is unseemly fun.
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Ever wonder what to do with your old batteries? You are not alone. According to Call2Recyle, nearly 3 out of 10 Americans are not sure how to dispose of their old batteries. Many either throw them in the trash or end up putting them in the recycling container.
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Athens Services formally announces the launch of its new Sustainability Center, the first-ever dedicated to environmental sustainability for Thousand Oaks residents. The center is located at 2251 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Residents are able to come in and learn about waste reduction, recycling and composting.
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We’ve all faced the issue of what to do with clothing or household items we no longer need or use but are too good to throw away. Finding a nearby thrift store or donation center to take them to can be challenging.
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The week of June 17 is Waste and Recycling Workers Week. This national observance recognizes the vital role of waste and recycling workers in keeping our cities safe and clean.
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Athens Services welcomed representatives from several Southern California cities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company’s first materials recovery facility (MRF) on Thursday, May 27.
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For American Organics’ Kathy Roork, driving a loader is second nature. Kathy Roork is a rarity in her field: A woman who operates and services heavy construction equipment. She works as a loader operator at Athens Services’ American Organics composting facility in Victorville.
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Athens Services today announced that Rondi Guthrie has been named Vice President of Government Affairs. Guthrie will assume a newly created role responsible for managing Athens’ government, community, and civic outreach activities in Ventura County.
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Athens Services recycling coordinators (RCs) bring in-person recycling education to residential and business customers. For the past four years, Recycling Coordinator Angie Park has brought the recycling message to the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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Materials recovery facilities (MRF) are common in Southern California, but that was not always the case. Until about the mid-1990s, most cities used a mixed-waste collection system, which meant trash and recyclables were collected in one container. Very little, if any, recycling happened beyond newspapers, bottles, and cans exchanged for cash at neighborhood recycling centers.
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