The Secret’s Out: Athens No. 1 in Waste & Recycling

Los Angeles is a City of Champions, with teams such as the Dodgers, Lakers, Kings, and Rams; and champion athletes such as Fernando Valenzuela, Magic Johnson, and Serena Williams.

Los Angeles is a City of Champions, with teams such as the Dodgers, Lakers, Kings, and Rams; and champion athletes such as Fernando Valenzuela, Magic Johnson, and Serena Williams.

And there’s a new champion among the City’s environmental waste and recycling firms: The Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Athens Services as the top firm in the industry headquartered in and serving the City and County of Los Angeles.

Every year, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes the top firms across multiple industries. For 2020, Athens was selected as the Number One firm in the waste and recycling industry in Los Angeles.

“Athens Services has worked hard to be the provider of choice in Los Angeles County since 1957,” said Gary Clifford, Executive Vice President. “The company’s focus on providing exceptional service by hiring great people while fostering a safe and sustainable environment is unmatched in the industry. We thank the Los Angeles Business Journal for recognizing Athens Services as the top provided in the industry.”

The Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 Book of Lists contains 78 unique lists covering the region’s major industries and a diverse array of companies that enliven Los Angeles County’s expansive economy. These rankings include details such as company size, revenue, top executives, service descriptions, and other useful industry-specific information. View the list here: http://www.cbjonline.com/a2labj/lists/2020-EnvironmentalWM_RF.pdf

Some highlights from Athen’s listing in The List:

  • 1500 employees in Los Angeles, 1750 total
  • 13 offices in Los Angeles, 25 total
  • Services include solid waste collection and disposal; hazardous waste disposal; recycling; street sweeping; construction and demolition recovery; organics diversion; composting; and cleaning services for commercial, residential, and institutional properties.

Athens Services is a recycling and waste diversion leader in Southern California. Family-owned and -operated since 1957, Athens was founded on the simple principle of providing exceptional service, by hiring and developing great people, while fostering a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment, that’s The Athens Way. Today, Athens Services teams up with local communities, as well as private institutions and government agencies as their zero waste partner.