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City of Irwindale

Your Partner to Achieving a Zero Waste Future

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 250,000 customers in the 50+ communities we serve. Through reuse, recycling and composting, Athens diverts valuable resources from landfills.

Hours of Operation

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

City of Irwindale
Resources

Information, standards, and special instructions!

To contact Irwindale City Hall, visit the City of Irwindale website 

Holiday Schedule

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

New Year’s Day

Cesar Chavez

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving

Christmas Day

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

Container Dimensions/Guidelines

Athens Services provides an array of different container types. Customized bin orders are also available.

Customers should adhere to the following container guidelines to ensure smooth, uninterrupted service:

  • Please do not overload or overfill trash bins.
  • Promote worker safety by not placing bulky or heavy material in or around the bin.
  • Avoid health and safety code violations. Do not place the following in your bin: Hazardous Waste, E-Waste, or Medical Waste.
  • All refuse must be placed inside the container with the lids closed. Any refuse that is placed alongside or above the sides of container will not be collected.
  • Dirt, rock, concrete, and other construction debris are NOT allowed in trash bins.

What Goes in My Container?

RECYCLING & LANDFILL

Athens Services separates the recycling from the trash at our Materials Recovery Facility. Food scraps, organics waste, or food soiled paper and boxes can be placed in your general container if a green organics cart is not being utilized. Click here to watch a video on our high-tech facility.

ORGANICS (including food scraps)

The ORGANICS container is for collection of green waste including plant matter, tree trimmings, and yard trimmings; food scraps including all fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy; and food-soiled paper products that are 100% fiber based. NO BUILDING MATERIALS; CACTI, SUCCULENTS, or YUCCA; CONCRETE; DIRT; 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 & 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, flashlights, 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.

Hazardous Waste

It is illegal to dispose of hazardous materials into your containers, down the drain, or by abandonment.

Hazardous Waste is any product labeled toxic, poisonous, corrosive, flammable, combustible, or an irritant.

Examples include (but are not limited to): antifreeze; automotive fluids; cleaning products; compressed gas cylinders (full or empty); fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides; paint; pharmaceuticals; pool chemicals; sharps waste; solvents; and more.

County of Los Angeles, S.A.F.E. Collection Center takes small business quantities by appointment only by calling (213) 485-2260. For collection of larger quantities of hazardous waste, please click here to contact Athens Services for an estimate.

BULKY ITEMS

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

If this is not an option, Athens will, upon request only, remove bulky items, including major appliances and furniture. Please do not place bulky items or electronics in your trash containers. Doing so may cause an interruption in your service.

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.”

AB 341 - Recycling Diversion

If you are an Athens Services customer, then YES – you are compliant with AB 341! Athens Services is at the forefront of recycling, investing in the facilities and technology that improve our environment and prepare our communities for the future.

To learn more about this regulation and how it applies to your city, visit our AB 341 page.

AB 1826 - Organics Diversion

In October 2014, California passed Assembly Bill 1826 requiring all businesses, including multi-family dwellings, to recycle their organics waste. To learn more about this regulation and how it applies to your business, visit our AB 1826 page.

Street Sweeping

Your city contracts with Athens Services for their street sweeping needs. Visit our Street Sweeping page to learn more and view a map with service days and areas.

 

Additional Resources

To contact Irwindale City Hall, visit the City of Irwindale website 

Events/News

Glendora Residents Say “Thank You!” to Athens Services Drivers With Block Party

Residents along Scottdale Avenue in Glendora surprised their two Athens Services truck drivers today with a block party thanking them for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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QUARTERLY COMMUNITY REPORT – Q1 2020

Athens Services is a community-first company. At Athens, we believe in building healthy environments by volunteering our time and donating resources to the communities we serve and beyond. We are proud to share a few examples of our community-first promise in the past quarter.
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City of Bell Gardens Drive-Thru Meal Distribution May 16

Thank you, Mayor Alejandra Cortez and City Council of the City of Bell Gardens, for inviting Athens Services to be a part of the Bell Gardens Drive-Thru Meal Distribution on May 16! This amazing event provided food for hundreds of community members coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Kaiser Permanente Medical Team Receives Much-Needed Protective Equipment

Like many hospitals, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center recently found itself in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the nationwide shortage of PPE. Luckily, Kaiser Permanente has a great relationship with Athens Services….
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Collection Services Update

Athens Services continues providing an essential service to our communities. We remain committed to providing exceptional service to our customers during the pandemic, while protecting the safety of our essential service workers, customers and our communities.
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Athens Services Salutes Essential Service Workers

The COVID-19 virus has stopped the world around us. Streets are empty, schools are closed, and many businesses are at a standstill. Yet, our essential service workers continue marching on. Athens Services thanks them all for their relentless work in our communities, from medical workers to first responders, deliverymen and women, grocery store employees, and...
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HOW TO COMPLY WITH CALIFORNIA WASTE AND RECYCLING LAWS

California leads the nation in the fight to divert waste, increase recycling, and reduce greenhouse gases. Here’s a look at major environmental laws enacted over the past 20 years, and Athens Services’ solutions to keep customers compliant.
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Coronavirus Update

Athens Services’ core values focus on Service, People, and Environment. Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our employees and communities we serve is our highest priority.
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San Bernardino County Extends Landfill Contract with Athens Services to 2031

(ONTARIO, California) – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has voted to extend the current management contract of the County’s solid waste landfill system with Athens Services to 2031 and potentially to 2039.
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