After more than 60 years, Athens Services remains a family-owned and operated company built on an unwavering commitment to service, its employees, and to the environment. At the core of its success is The Athens Way, a business philosophy that underscores a company culture which:
Founded by Jack Arakelian in 1957 as a trash hauling company with just two trucks, today Athens Services is the largest privately held environmental services company in Southern California.
With more than a quarter of a million customers in 50 cities and county areas, a fleet of more than 900 vehicles, and a portfolio of facilities that includes two state-of-the art materials recovery facilities, Athens Services’ future is as bright as its storied past.
Athens Services Founded
Covina Disposal Acquisition
Valley MRF Built
Sun Valley MRF Built
recycLA Proposal Awarded
Recology / AES Acquisition
Start of recycLA Program
recycLA Transition Completed
First recycLA Star Awarded to LMU
Recycling Ambassador Program Launched
Completion of American Organics Expansion
Irwindale MRF Scheduled to Open