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1-15-21 Overfilled Container Thumbnail
Overflowing trash and recycling containers are not only unsightly but also potentially hazardous to Athens Services drivers, traffic, and the environment. They can also be a magnet for wild animals, insects, and bacteria.
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Athens Services Featured in Conejo Valley Lifestyle Magazine
Athens Services is committed to environmental sustainability. The latest example is the opening of its new Thousand Oaks Sustainability Center. Athens Executive Vice President Gary Clifford and Territory Sales Manager Matt Trouts discuss the company, its culture, and how the center will benefit Conejo Valley residents in the January 2021 issue of Conejo Valley Lifestyle.
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State of the Waste Industry: Recycling in the Age of COVID-19
The business of effectively separating recyclable material from waste has always posed a challenge. Sorting numerous materials mingled together is complex and difficult because of the machinery and workforce required.
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Athens Services will collect and recycle approximately 100,000 holiday trees this year. According to Statista, each holiday tree disposed of at a landfill will generate 35 pounds of greenhouse gases as it decomposes.
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It is time for a new way to recycle in Thousand Oaks. Traditional methods don’t cut it anymore. The demands and challenges of recycling are greater than ever. Recognizing these facts, city leaders are looking at alternative options for waste and recycling services. Fortunately, they do not have to go it alone; Athens Services has stepped...
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11-18-20 Thousand Oaks Sustainability Center Thumbnail
Athens Services celebrated the grand opening of our new Thousand Oaks Sustainability Center at the start of November, with the assistance of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce staff and President/CEO Danielle Borja.
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Celebrating America Recycles Day: Strategies for Effective Waste Reduction
Recycling is the repurposing of waste into new, useful materials. Recycling helps to save energy, water, and raw materials. It also helps ease the burden on landfills. Being mindful of our limited natural resources can help the environment, reduce pollution, and mitigate climate change. Recycling correctly and reducing waste is an important tactic to help...
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From Military Heroes to Zero Waste Heroes
Veterans Day is a time to recognize and thank U.S. veterans who answered the call to defend our country and democracy. At Athens Services, we are proud to count as part of the Athens family more than two dozen distinguished, dedicated individuals who have served in the military. These veterans bring a unique perspective and...
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Harry Kazarian: Athens’ Pioneering and Charming Construction and Demolition Man
Harry Kazarian can trace his roots in the waste industry to the 1950s with his grandfather. When he came of age, Harry continued the family tradition in the trash industry by joining his cousin’s company, Foothill Waste (later acquired by Athens Services).
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Depending on which city you live in, your waste hauling service may include containers for trash, recycling, and green waste. But what about items that don’t fit any of those categories? What do you do with automobile batteries, electronics waste, paint, or old furniture?
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