Recycling site at Athens Tech to close

Illegal dumping has forced Athens Tech to shut down its recyling drop-off site. (File/Staff)

The Athens Tech Recycling drop-off site is closing at the end of this month due to illegal dumping.


A release from the Athens-Clarke County Public Information Office noted that the Recycling Division will close the site located at US Hwy 29 North at Calhoun Drive on Jan. 31.

The recycling drop-off sites are for recyclable materials only, with accepted items marked on the containers. The release states that leaving mattresses, furniture, TVs appliances, and other large items is considered illegal dumping.

The nearest drop-off sites close to the closing location are the ACC Recycling Facility at 699 Hancock Industrial Way, which is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.; and the ACC Fire Station No. 9 at 1650 Danielsville Road, which is open all hours.

There will be eight sites remaining after the Athens Tech closure and the recent closure of the site at Newton Bridge road last month.

For more information, or for businesses interested in hosting a recycling drop-off site, contact the Recycling Division at (706) 613-3512 or visit