Residential Curbside Recycling

Blue Cart

Items that can be recycled for Single Family and Multi-Family Recycling Programs


  • Newspaper (including inserts)
  • Office Paper
  • Computer paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cardboard boxes and paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Magazine & catalogs
  • Food/ detergent boxes
  • Office mix (file folders, fax paper, envelopes, advertisements, flyers, etc.) Paper
  • Junk mail, bulk mail, and scrap paper
  • Paper bound with non-water soluble glue: paperback books, hardback books, overnight mail packages, etc.
  • Milk cartons (clean and rinsed)
  • Aseptic Packages (juice boxes)


  • Plastics Numbered 1-7 Plastics
  • Water/ Juice/ Soda Bottles 
  • Food containers   
  • Milk and water jugs
  • Detergent/ cleaning product bottles 
  • Personal care bottles
  • Plastic Shopping Bags

Cans, Glass & Foil

Cans Glass Foil

  • Aluminum beverage cans & aluminum food cans  
  • Steel/ tin food and beverage cans 
  • Clean aluminum food and foil trays 
  • Clean unbroken glass bottles


  • Foam cups, food containers, and packaging (Commonly mistaken as Styrofoam) 
  • Materials made of polystyrene foam, usually indicated by a #6 – PS symbol found at the bottom.

Please rinse food and beverage containers and crush plastics.

Please call Athens Services for any questions regarding what to put in the blue cart:
(888) 336-6100.

Collection Schedule Map Bulky Item Pickup HHW Extensive

Collection Schedule

Bulky Item & E-Waste Pickup

Household Hazardous Waste