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Athens Services is a local, family-owned waste collection and recycling company that has been a fixture in the greater Los Angeles community for the past 60 years. We provide innovative, consistent and quality environmental services to our more than 200,000 customers in the 50+ communities we serve. Through reuse, recycling and composting, Athens diverts valuable resources from landfills.

Athens Services: Tradition, Service, Innovation

We offer a variety of state-of-the-art services, including automated waste and recycling collection, green waste recycling programs, organics waste composting, special waste transportation, transfer and materials recovery, storage box rentals, and street and parking lot sweeping services in many areas of Southern California.

As an Athens Services‘ customer, YES – you are compliant with AB 341. Athens Services is at the forefront of recycling, having invested in the facilities and technology that improve our environment and prepare our customers for the future. With over five decades of experience Athens Services is the leading waste and recycling company in Southern California. Our long history of service, innovation and tradition demonstrates our ability to meet the waste and recycling needs of any business.

Athens Services proudly serves your community for Commercial Trash Collection Services. To better serve you, the links to the left provide you with critical information about these services in your community.

To ensure your trash is collected, please make sure your barrels are out the night before trash day or by 6:00 a.m. the day of service.
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Hours of Operation
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Holiday Schedule

Holidays create a one-day delay in collection service. Athens Services observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

If a holiday falls on a Sunday, waste collection services will not be delayed.


 

 

Learn what material goes in each container

WHAT GOES IN MY CONTAINER?

 

RECYCLING

The RECYCLING container is for the collection of commingled recyclables such as aluminum/tin foil and trays (clean); aseptic containers, juice boxes and milk cartons; cans (aluminum, bi-metal, and tin); cardboard; envelopes;  glass bottles and jars; junk mail; magazines; all metal; newspaper; office paper; paperback books; paper grocery bags; all clean plastic bags and film plastic (grocery, dry cleaning, packaging, etc.); plastic containers (1-7); shredded paper (bagged); and wrapping paper (with no metal). NO FOOD WASTE, LIQUIDS, ORGANICS, PACKAGING PEANUTS, PET WASTE, TRASH, OR YARD TRIMMINGS.

LANDFILL

The LANDFILL container is for non-recyclable trash such as bathroom waste, candy bar wrappers, ceramics/porcelain, chip bags, cigarette butts, diapers, disposable gloves, foam to-go containers and cups, food scraps, juice pouches, packaging peanuts, palm fronds, paper or boxes soiled with grease or food residue, pet waste, succulents and cacti, yucca leaves and other solid waste materials considered to be no longer of use.

ORGANICS

The ORGANICS container is for collection of green waste only including plant matter, tree trimmings, and yard trimmings. NO BUILDING MATERIALS; CACTI, SUCCULENTS, or YUCCA; CONCRETE; DIRT; FOOD SCRAPS; PALM FRONDS; PET WASTE; SAND; STONES; TRASH; OR TREE TRIMMINGS (LARGER THAN 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER OR 4 FEET IN LENGTH).

DO NOT PLACE IN CONTAINERS:

State law prohibits the disposal of hazardous material into your containers. For proper disposal options, click here. We also ask that you do not place bulky items, construction debris, electronic waste, or automotive parts in your containers. For bulky items disposal options, click here.

The following is a list of items you should not place in your container:

  • Automotive Parts
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning Products
  • Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs or Tubes

  • Electronic Waste
  • LED Lights
  • Medical Waste
  • Paints, Solvents, and Thinners
  • Pesticides or Herbicides
  • Pharmaceuticals/Over–the-Counter Medicines

  • Pool Chemicals
  • Radiological Waste
  • Syringes or Sharps
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats
  • Used Motor Oil

Electronic Waste Examples:

Electronics can include those devices that utilize electrical wiring, plug into  an electric outlet, or take a battery or light bulb. Examples include (but are not limited to): computers and accessories, circuit boards, extension cords, flash lights, microwaves, phones, stereos, and televisions.

Construction and Demolition:

Waste material generated during the construction, renovation or demolition of a location cannot be placed in your containers. To order temporary service for construction projects, click hereThe most common materials are:  concrete, wood, drywall, asphalt shingles, and asphalt pavement.

Electronic Waste

SElectronic Waste (E-Waste) items can be picked up on Wednesdays and will be counted against your bulky pick ups allowed per calendar year. The County will also have 2 events per year where residents can drop off any electronics to be disposed off. The dates will be announced by the County.

Bulky Items

Athens Services encourages reuse and donation of bulky items whenever possible.

Bulky waste collection is available for single and multi-family residents with barrel service. Bulky waste includes large items that do not fit into barrels or bins such as:

  • Water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Bed springs
  • Mattresses
  • Dressers

  • Couches
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Stoves
  • Tables

  • Chairs
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Patio furniture

Pick-ups will occur on the next regularly scheduled collection day and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Items should be placed curbside (not in the street). To schedule a pick-up, please call Athens Services at (855) 557-1007, or complete a Request Services form and select “Bulky Item Pick-Up.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: TO PROTECT CHILDREN, PLEASE REMOVE OR SECURE ALL APPLIANCE DOORS.

Additional Resources/Newsletters

For additional information on Altadena, visit the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works.

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