The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

December 18, 2013

City, county announce holiday garbage collection schedules


The News Courier

— The city of Athens and CCS Garbage Service, which serves Limestone County residents, have announced their holiday garbage collection schedules. The city also announced its recycling schedule.

Garbage needs to be placed out the night before pickup because routes are being run earlier, CCS said. Crews will not be able to go back if the garbage is not out on the correct day.

Athens Sanitation Director Earl Glaze said city residents could put Christmas wrapping paper in their recycling bins except for foil wrapping paper.

“Do not put foil wrapping paper in the recycling bins,” he said.

Recycling and garbage bins should be on the curb by 6 a.m. to ensure pickup, Glaze said.

Also, he said, glass should not be placed in the recycling bins; glass can be taken to the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center on Lucas Ferry Road south of U.S. 72.

There have been incidents of glass being added to recycling bins, recently, he said.

Reminders about the holiday change will be on the city’s Facebook and Twitter pages and on the website at www.athensal.us.

Limestone County garbage pickup

Christmas week:


Monday, Dec. 23 – Normal run

Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Normal run

Christmas Day – No pickup

Thursday, Dec. 26 – Will pick up Wednesday route

Friday, Dec. 27 – Will pick up Thursday route

Saturday, Dec. 28 – Will pick up Friday route

New Year’s week:

Monday, Dec. 30 – Normal run

Tuesday, Dec. 31 – Normal run

New Year’s Day – No pickup

Thursday, Jan. 2 – Will pick up Wednesday route

Friday, Jan. 3 – Will pick up Thursday route

Saturday, Jan. 4 – Will pick up Friday route.

City of Athens recycling/garbage pickup

Christmas week:


Monday, Dec. 23 - Recycling will be as scheduled; will pick up Tuesday garbage route

Tuesday, Dec. 24 – No pickup

Christmas Day – No pickup

Thursday, Dec. 26 – Will pick up Wednesday garbage route.

Friday, Dec. 27 – Will pick up Thursday garbage route.

Saturday, Dec. 28 – Will pick up Friday garbage route.

New Year’s week:

Monday, Dec. 30 – No recycling pickup because this is a fifth Monday.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 – Regular garbage schedule.

New Year’s Day – No pickup.

Thursday, Jan. 2 – Will pick up Wednesday garbage route.

Friday, Jan. 3 – Will pick up Thursday garbage route.

Saturday, Jan. 4 – Will pick up Friday garbage route.