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.
Holidays create a one-day delay in collection service. Athens Services observes the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, waste collection services will not be delayed.
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.
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.
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).
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.
LA County Resources: For a complete list of materials, County led drop-off centers and events, or for more information, visit the LA County Department of Public Works.
Medical Waste and Sharps: Sharps waste is any device used to penetrate the skin of people or animals and can include hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, and lancets. Altadena/Kinneloa Mesa residents can order a free one-gallon sharps container (up to four per year). Containers will be mailed free of charge with mail back instructions and a self-addressed envelope. Place an order by calling Athens Services at 888-336-6100. For information on additional sharp mail-back services and a disposal directory for sharps and medication, visit CalRecycle.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) includes those devices that plug into an electrical outlet, utilize light bulbs or batteries, and/or contain electronic circuit boards or wiring. Examples include (but are not limited to): computers, circuit boards, electronic accessories, extension cords, flashlights, gaming consoles, microwaves, phones, stereos and televisions.
Residents can request a bulky item pickup to collect unwanted electronic waste.
Athens Services, in partnership with the County of LA, hosts two e-waste collection events per year for Altadena/Kinneloa Mesa residents. More information will be included in residential billing statements or via email for those participating in online bill pay.
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:
Bagged green waste
Bundled green waste (securely
tied together, no heavier than 45 lbs. and less than 4 ft. in length)
We do not accept the following items:
At no extra cost, residents can request bulky item collection at the frequencies identified below. Additional requests are available for a fee.
· Bulky Items (furniture, appliances, etc.): Unlimited quantities, 3 times per year
· Bagged Refuse: Unlimited quantities, 4 times per year
· Bagged or Bundles Green Waste: Unlimited quantities, 10 times per year
· Electronic Waste: Unlimited on-call pickups per year
Holiday trees are 100% recyclable! A thens Services collects holiday trees each year, from the day after Christmas through the second week of January, on your normal pickup day. Trees are delivered to various landfills to be used as mulch or cover material, or to Athens’ American Organics compost facility in Victorville.
Tips to ensure your tree is properly collected:
Please help keep our parks clean and safe during the holidays. If you see anyone illegally dumping holiday trees, please call your city’s Police Department.
Please provide us with your inquiry or comments by using the simple email form
below or call during our Hours of Service.
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Customer Service Hours
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM MONDAY-FRIDAY
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM NOON SATURDAY