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
Cesar Chavez Day
If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, waste collection services will not be delayed.
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: For information on sharp mail-back services and a disposal directory for sharps and medication, visit CalRecycle.
Electronic 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.
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:
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.
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.
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7:00 AM – 12:00 PM NOON SATURDAY
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