To ensure your trash is collected, please make sure your barrels are out the night before trash day or by 7:00 a.m. the day of service. Barrels must be within the weight limit of 45 lbs.
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.
Athens Services separates the recycling from the trash at our Materials Recovery Facility. Click Here to watch a video on our high-tech facility.
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.
A door-to-door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held in Palos Verdes Estates each year.
Medical Waste and Sharps: For information on sharp mail-back services and a disposal directory for sharps and medication, visit CalRecycle.
Call Athens’ Customer Service department at (888) 336-6100 to schedule a pickup. A fee applies per pickup and per item.
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 your regularly scheduled collection day. 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 collection of your Christmas tree:
Please help keep our parks clean and safe during the holidays. If you see anyone illegally dumping Christmas trees in city parks, 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