Some trash companies’ roles are changing as amassing food waste continues to be a front-and-center garbage issue. Athens, headquartered in the city of Industry, Calif., is among those now doing more than collecting and dumping food waste, and the refuse company has its work cut out for it, located in a state imposing especially rigorous...Read More
VICE Impact sat down with Athens Recycling Coordinator Brian Hunter to talk about about his work in the new recycLA program. He shared why he’s passionate about his new role and some of the goals that he and other Athens RC’s hope to accomplish. Brian thinks he and other millennials are attracted to the sustainability...Read More
To help Los Angeles get to zero waste, Athens Services has joined LA Sanitation’s Green Ribbon Council. We’re excited to work together with business, civic and community leaders to help increase public awareness of the new recycLA program.Read More
BioCycle magazine has profiled Athens’ zero waste partnership with the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, home of the USC Trojans and Los Angeles Rams. Our efforts helped the stadium go from zero percent diversion to zero waste in two football seasons. Athens Major Account/Food Waste Manage Jennifer Cilloniz described how our American Organics composting facility was a...Read More
Athens’ state-of-the-art Sun Valley MRF has taken another leap forward with the addition of the BHS Max-AI Autonomous Quality Control (QC) unit. The robotic sorter is able to make multiple sorting decisions autonomously at a faster rate than manual sorting. Having this machine will allow us to improve operational efficiency, recovery, system optimization, maintenance and...Read More
Resource Recycling magazine has selected Athens’ Sun Valley MRF as its “MRF of the Month” for April. Our facility was spotlighted due to our advanced technology and our exceptionally high recovery rate of 98%. General Manager Riel Johnson noted “In several cases, we’ve taken the residue from recycling companies and recovered enormous value from their...Read More
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