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Garbage and Recycling

Keep Athens Limestone Beautiful

County Recycling Program –
An Independent contractor selected by the Limestone County Commission provides garbage collection in the unincorporated areas of Limestone County through a bid process. This service is for the 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, the President, may be contacted at (256) 232-3594.

The 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 six (6) garbage cans and/or bags with 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 days 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.

Limestone County Trash Attack Days

On at least two occasions during every calendar year, through September 30, 2026, on the first Saturday of each April and the first Saturday of each October, are designated as Trash Attack Days for Limestone County. You will be able to dump debris for FREE for Spring cleaning and Fall cleanup. Limestone County residents may take a trailer or pickup truck load of debris to the Republic Services Transfer Station, 16100 BFI Lane (off Hwy. 72, just east of 7 Mile Post Rd.). Times will be 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

GUIDELINES AND RESTRICTIONS: Maximum of 4 automobile tires, any appliance with Freon must have the compressor removed or be accompanied by a certificate stating that the Freon has been professionally removed. No hazardous household or medical waste. Contractors may NOT dump for free. Must provide PROOF RESIDENCY (EX. CURRENT UTILITY BILL).

Alabama Scrap Tire Program

A past program that recycled around 115,000 tires is returning to Limestone County. The Limestone County Commission is excited to announce the Alabama Scrap Tire Program is back in Limestone County through September 2024. This program is made possible through a grant that was received from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. All tires that are recycled will be used to make different products. Residents may recycle their tires at any of the four Limestone County Commission’s District Sheds between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tires must be loaded into the collection trailers located at each location. This program is for Limestone County residents only and is not to be used by any dealers.

Phone: (256) 729-8505

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 7:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday, 7:00AM-10:00AM

BFI Athens Transfer Station
16100 BFI Lane
Athens, AL 35611