Athens City Recycling

By on August 21, 2015

The Athens-Limestone Recycling Center is a division of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful located at 15896 Lucas Ferry Rd. in Athens.  The center is happy to offer services to city residents and businesses.




The Athens-Limestone Recycling Center has made the following changes that will remain in effect until further notice:


Recycling Center Drop-Off on Lucas Ferry Rd.

  • Recycling Drop-Off Hours will be 6:00 am – 3:00 pm through Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Recycling Drop-Off Hours will be 6:00 am – 2:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020
  • After 2:00 pm on March 20th, NO RECYCLING WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Limestone County Community Collection Trailers:

  • Trailers will be removed from all community collection centers over a few days time
  • If you find that a trailer is full or has already been removed, DO NOT LEAVE RECYCLING OF ANY KIND.

These changes will be reversed once the COVID-19 crisis subsides enough to allow our sorters to return to work.  We will keep the community posted through social media, local newspaper, and the KALB eNewsletters.  Thank you for your patience.




Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling in the City of Athens is provided by the Athens City Sanitation Department. If you have questions or would like a blue recycling cart, contact them at 256-233-8747.

Schedule for curbside pickup in Athens is as follows:

  • West of Highway 31: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • East of Highway 31: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month •
  • If a month has a 5th Monday: NO recycling will be picked up on that day.


Community Collection Bins

Community collection bins are located in front of the Recycling Center which are available for use 24 hours each day. There are many things that our recycling center accepts that cannot be placed in the blue curbside cart. We are happy to provide residents and non-residents the opportunity to recycle at your convenience.


Business Recycling Services

Our recycling center is happy to service Athens businesses. If your business creates cardboard or office paper waste, please contact us to learn how you can recycle your materials free of charge!


It is our pleasure to serve this community.