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West Covina

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.
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Collection Time

Please place your containers at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. Set containers with wheels against the curb at least 1 foot from each other and any other obstruction. All trash must be inside of the containers and the lids closed.  

Hours of Operation

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

West Covina
Resources

Learn more about your city information, standards, and special instructions!

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 Saturday or Sunday, waste collection services will not be delayed.

What Goes In My Container?

RECYCLING & LANDFILL

Athens Services separates the recycling from the trash at our Materials Recovery Facility. Click Here to watch a video on our high-tech facility.

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 & 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.

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.

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.

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 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 Tree Recycling

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:

  • Remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel.
  • Place holiday trees next to your regular trash containers.
  • Trees over 6 feet in length must be cut in half.
  • Trees with flocking or fire retardants ARE NOT acceptable.
  • If you miss the date for recycling, please cut up your tree and place it in your yard waste container(s).

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.

Additional Resources

To contact West Covina City Hall, visit the City of West Covina website.

Events/News

Athens Services Launches New Sustainability Center in Thousand Oaks

Athens Services formally announces the launch of its new Sustainability Center, the first-ever dedicated to environmental sustainability for Thousand Oaks residents. The center is located at 2251 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Residents are able to come in and learn about waste reduction, recycling and composting.
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How a Running Springs Thrift Store Helps Make Gems Out of Trash.

We’ve all faced the issue of what to do with clothing or household items we no longer need or use but are too good to throw away. Finding a nearby thrift store or donation center to take them to can be challenging.
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Meet the Athens Services Team Who Keeps Your City Clean

The week of June 17 is Waste and Recycling Workers Week. This national observance recognizes the vital role of waste and recycling workers in keeping our cities safe and clean.
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Athens Services Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Its First MRF

Athens Services welcomed representatives from several Southern California cities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company’s first materials recovery facility (MRF) on Thursday, May 27.
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Driving Heavy Equipment is an Easy Lift for Compost Loader Operator

For American Organics’ Kathy Roork, driving a loader is second nature. Kathy Roork is a rarity in her field: A woman who operates and services heavy construction equipment. She works as a loader operator at Athens Services’ American Organics composting facility in Victorville.
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Athens Services Names Rondi Guthrie Vice President of Government Affairs in Ventura County

Athens Services today announced that Rondi Guthrie has been named Vice President of Government Affairs. Guthrie will assume a newly created role responsible for managing Athens’ government, community, and civic outreach activities in Ventura County.
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