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In observance of Earth Month, we’d like to introduce you to the new Athens Sustainability Team (AST). Environmental sustainability is one of the three pillars of our company’s business philosophy, The Athens Way: Service, People, and Environment. Athens is dedicated to protecting the environment of our communities. We also believe that sustainability begins with us...
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Vincent Lead Mechanic Rudy Dominguez – and his two brothers – follow in their father’s footsteps as Athens mechanics.
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Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognize and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious resources and securing our planet’s future. It is a day for everyone to come together and put the planet first.
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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global holiday celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. Athens Services recognizes the achievements of women everywhere.
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Fifteen years ago, Nancy Beyda was a student at a small yoga studio in Los Angeles. Like many small business owners, the studio owner wanted to support the local community. In this case, the owner wanted to donate excess food to a local women’s shelter.
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In only 11 years, Riel Johnson has developed several innovative recycling technology “firsts”: Artificial intelligence and optical sorters at materials recovery facilities; Auger screening equipment to filter green waste for composting; Organic separation presses to squeeze liquids from waste for processing into fuel.
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Your grandparents or parents most likely spent most of their lives dumping all of their waste into one bin that was destined for the landfill. Times have changed. Recycling is now a normal part of everyday life. Companies like Athens Services have made major investments to reduce the environmental impact of landfills.
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The Power of Composting: A Valuable Solution to an Earth-sized Problem
The disposal of green waste, also called organics, in landfills has a destructive impact on the environment. It takes up a lot of space and produces harmful gases that contribute to climate change. However, if recycled, organic waste can make the Earth safer, healthier, and more sustainable. Organics waste can not only help the environment...
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Raul Flores Employee Highlight (1)
Week after week, Raul Flores watched Athens Services collection trucks from the counter of the retail store where he worked. One day, he asked the Athens driver what the job was like. “It’s not for everyone,” was the reply.
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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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