Limestone County Recycling

By on August 24, 2015



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 newspapers, and the KALB eNewsletters.  Thank you for your patience.



Residents of Limestone County and residents outside Limestone County are welcome to bring recyclables to our Athens-Limestone Recycling Center located at 15896 Lucas Ferry Road – just south of Hwy 72 in Athens. The drop-off center is accessible 24 hours per day.

There are also community collection centers strategically placed throughout Limestone County for the use of LIMESTONE COUNTY RESIDENTS. Because there is limited capacity at these community collection centers, we ask that use be reserved for Limestone County residents. Anyone from outside Limestone County is welcome to drop off recyclable materials at the Lucas Ferry Rd. facility.

The following items can be recycled at the community collection centers: Aluminum cans, metal cans, plastic containers #1 & #2, glass bottles and jars (all colors), newspaper, office paper, junk mail/magazines/books/phone books. Trailers for cardboard are also located at the community collection centers.

For your convenience, these community collection centers can be found at the following locations:
•East Limestone High School
•Cedar Hill Elementary
•West Limestone High School
•Elkmont High School
•Johnson Elementary
•Clements High School
•Ardmore High School
•Ardmore City Hall
•Piney Chapel
•Athens Bible School (in Athens)

Smaller trailers are also located at:
•Bay Hill Marina
•Little Elk Missionary Baptist Church

County Business Recycling

Our recycling center is pleased to service businesses in Limestone County. If your business generates cardboard or office paper waste, contact the Recycling Center at 256-233-8746 to learn how you can recycle your materials free of charge.