What’s Recyclable?

By on August 26, 2015

The Athens-Limestone Recycling Center is part of the Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful organization, which gives it a non-profit status.  Our center is able to accept materials that most other recycling centers will not accept because we are non-profit, and because of the support we receive from the City of Athens and Limestone County Commission.


What is NOT recyclable?

The Recycling Center cannot accept paint of any kind, household cleaners and chemicals, garden chemicals, medical waste including syringes and tubing. These items are considered Household Hazardous Waste.  The center also does not accept batteries of any kind, Styrofoam, molded plastic items, etc. Leaving these items at the center is considered illegal dumping and will handled as such.  Security cameras are in place. See list of what IS recyclable below.


What IS recyclable at the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center?

Here is a table listing all of the items that are accepted at our center.  Please note any special instructions.

Aluminum Cans
NewspaperMay include all inserts
White Paper
Shredded PaperMay drop off in bags so it doesn't create litter.
Special File StockSuch as file folders, etc.
Junk Mail
BooksIncludes phone books, hard cover, and soft cover.
Steel CansVegetable and juice cans, etc.
Plastic containers #1, #2 and #5May leave caps ON. Center no longer accepts #3, #4, #6, and #7 NO MOLDED PLASTIC such as toys, pools, coolers, etc.
Glass Bottles and JarsNo ceramic or dishware. No window glass or windshields
ElectronicsPLEASE NOTE: There is a $10 fee per TV. All other electronics accepted free of charge.
Used Cooking OilsUse free FOG Containers or any container with a secure lid.
Scrap Metals
Used Motor OilPour into collection container in front of building, or leave in a container with a secure lid.