CCS Garbage Services, Inc, has informed us that there will be NO CHANGE in the garbage pickup schedule for the week of Thanksgiving for Limestone County. Normal routes will be run even on Thanksgiving Day. Routes will be run early due to the holiday so please place out the night before if possible. 


Keep Athens Limestone Beautiful

County Recycling Program

BFI Athens Transfer Station
16100 BFI Lane
Athens, AL 35611

Phone: (256) 729-8505


An Independent contractor selected by the Limestone County Commission provides garbage collection in the unincorporated areas of Limestone County through bid process. This service is for collection and disposal of only household solid waste. The current provider of garbage collection is CCS Garbage Service, Inc., 15450 New Cut Rd., Athens, AL 35611. Steve Gatlin, President, may be contacted at 256-232-3594.

Residential collection is established upon application for utility services with Athens Utilities. Monthly billing for residential garbage service is included on the residential electric bill.

Residential customers may have a total of six (6) garbage cans and/or bags having volumes not greater than 32 gallons per can or bag and a weight not exceeding 40 pounds per can or bag. The CCS Garbage Service Inc. may decline to collect any garbage exceeding the foregoing per residential customer on any collection day. CCS Garbage Service Inc. will have no responsibility for the collection or disposal of hazardous waste or medical waste. Garbage collection will not commence before 6:00 a.m. local time.

All residential customers and residential customer routes will be serviced at least weekly, including customers who infrequently have garbage for collection. Any deviation from normal collection day due to holidays will be posted in the local newspaper.

Furniture, appliances, bulk, items, leaves, limbs, yard waste and landscaping/construction debris are not collected in the unincorporated areas of Limestone County. It is the responsibility of the property owner to dispose of all items other than residential household garbage.