In The Community


SWANA 2016









SWANA Announces 2016 Excellence Award Winners

Honorees Recognized at WASTECON®

2016 SWANA’s Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities with environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices. Winners demonstrate effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, worker and community health and safety, and successful public education and outreach programs. Programs also must demonstrate that they are fiscally and environmentally responsible through their compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations. | view photo


Athens is Unsung Hero



San Gabriel Presents "Unsung Hero" Award

Athens Services was presented with the Unsung Hero Award by the San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce on June 15, 2016. | view photo

Irwindale Business of Year



Irwindale presents 2016 Business of the Year to Athens

Athens Services was honored as the Joe DiShanni Business of the Year by the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce on January 29, 2016. | view photo

West Covina 2014 Summer Concert Award



City of West Covina Honors Athens Services

October 2014 Athens Services was honored by the City of West Covina as a sponsor of The Greater West Covina Business Association 2014 Summer Concert Series. | view photo

San Gabriel Fiesta Award



Athens Services Honored by San Gabriel

July 2014 Athens Services was honored by San Gabriel for their continued annual sponsorship of their Fiesta. | view photo

Going to Bat



2014 "Always Going to Bat for the Community" Award

Athens Services honored as the “Always Going to Bat for the Community” by the Woman’s Division of the San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce at the Annual Installation Luncheon on June 19, 2014. | view photo

Community Star Award





Community Star Award presented to Mary McKenrick

Community Star Award was presented to Mary McKenrick, Municipal Sales Manager for Athens Services by the Woman’s Division of the San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce. This award is to honor a member of the Woman’s Division for a body of volunteerism steady and faithful throughout the years, done with no thought of reward. | view photo

Women of Achievement Award









Senator Hernandez Honored 2014 Women of Achievement

The award Recognizes Extraordinary Women from the 24th Senate District in Salute to Women’s History Month is presented to Mary McKenrick, Honoree for Business. Mary McKenrick is the Municipal Sales Manager at Athens Services & has been with the company for the last 20 years. She has served on various committees and boards including Chairperson for the Azusa Chamber of Commerce & Co-Chair of the Taste of the Town Committee & the Bassett School Foundation Board. She currently sits on the board for The City of Azusa’s yearly golf tournament, Kids Come First, & has been instrumental in organizing fundraising events. | view photo


Iron Eyes Cody Award





2013 Winner of the Iron Eyes Cody Award

Athens Services Governmental Affairs Director, James Breitling was honored as the 2013 winner. The Iron Eyes Cody Award salutes an outstanding male volunteer for exceptional leadership in raising public awareness about litter prevention, roadside and community beautification, solid waste issues, and the need for citizens to participate in activities that preserve and enhance natural resources and public lands. | view photo

Athens Seed Award

Athens Seed Award










Athens Services Receives Innovation Seed Award

Athens Services was recognized as 2013 Winner of the Innovation Seed Award by SBBEC. Serving a number of South Bay communities Athens Services practices a willingness to adopt out of the box problem solving. With a solid infrastructure for collecting and processing organic discards. Athens Services turned a tragic situation in Redondo Beach into an environmental solution when masses of dead sardines washed-up at the King Harbor Marina. When other waste haulers were apprehensive in handling the dead fish, Athens Services took a proactive stance and transported a total of 175 tons of dead fish to their composting facility. They closed-the-loop by returning the premium quality compost to the City of Redondo Beach for a Compost Giveaway to all South bay residents and businesses. In Addition, Athens Services implemented the first residential curbside food waste collection program in the South Bay for the City of Redondo Beach. Athens Services has proactively made organics a priority. | view photo | view photo 2

Environmental Innovation Award

Athens Presented with Environmental Innovation Award

Irwindale's Chamber of Commerce presented Athens Services with their Environmental Innovations Award. | view photo

Athens Cool Cuts Award

Athens Recognized for "Cool Cuts for Kids" Support

The City of Azusa presented an award in recognition of Athens Services' contributions to "Cool Cuts for Kids". | view photo | view photo 2

Athens Golf Award

Athens Supports "Kids Come First Golf Tournament"

Athens recognized by Azusa City Council for their support of the first "Kids Come First Golf Tournament". | view photo

San Gabriel Rock Solid Award

San Gabriel Chamber presents "Rock Solid Award"

San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce presented the "Rock Solid Award" to Dennis Chiappetta of Athens Services. | view photo

Senate Certification of Recognition

2013 Senate Certificate of Recognition

Outstanding Contributions – May 21, 2013 Re-Opening of Perry Park in Redondo Beach | view photo

Senate Certification of Recognition

California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition

May 21, 2013 Community Partner Award, Perry Park, Redondo Beach | view photo

Senate Certification of Recognition

City of Redondo Beach Commendation to Athens Services

Community Partner Award – May 21, 2013 Perry Park in Redondo Beach | view photo

Athens Services Business of the Year

"2012 Business of the Year"

Athens Services awarded Azusa Chamber of Commerce
2012 Business of the Year | view photo


July 4th Parade "2012 Best Motorized"

Athens Services awarded "Best Motorized" in the
South Pasadena 4th of July Parade



Dennis Chiappetta "2011 Person of the Year"

Dennis Chiappetta, Athens Services Executive Vice President,
presented with Temple City Chamber of Commerce
2011 Person of the Year


2008 Business of the Month

"2008 Business of the Month"

Athens Services awarded Irwindale Chamber of Commerce
2008 Business of the Month | view photo