Press Releases in the News

Athens Services reaches out to our partner communities by participating in a variety of activities. Stay current and stay tuned with Athens In The News!

June 2016

What’s at stake in Southern California’s new war on diesel truck pollution

June 12, 2016: Pasadena Star News quotes Gary Clifford, "Athens Services’ fleet of garbage trucks and roll-off trucks is 60 percent CNG. As we purchase new vehicles, we replace the diesel trucks with CNG trucks.’’ full story at Pasadena Star News

June 2015

San Bernardino County's New Trash Hauler Exceeds Expectations

Things have been bustling here the past two years — since the county entered into a 10-year trash-hauling contract with City of Industry-based Athens Services. Read more in the San Bernardino Sun and also at

JUNE 28: Happy Birthday Pasadena!

Happy Birthday Pasadena











Pasadena Museum of History, the City of Pasadena and Athens Services celebrated Happy Birthday Pasadena: Forward Motion on June 28th.

JUNE 9: Athens Services Awarded Chino Hills Street Sweeping Contract

Four contractors, including the city’s current contractor Clean Street, which has provided the service since 2010, responded to the city’s request for proposals and were evaluated on fee structure per curb mile, equipment, personnel, and references from other public agencies. Athens, which scored highest, provides street sweeping services to 23 cities, according to a city staff report. Read article at Champion Newspaper.

Earth Day 2015

Athen's Services Sun Valley MRF Receives LA Green Business Certificate

The Athens Sun Valley Material Recovery Facility has been recognized by the City of Los Angeles and received the LA Green Business Certification. The program was launched last year by Mayor Garcetti to recognize companies that have sustainable practices. Read this article.

March 2015

Best Industrial Projects, Athens Services Transfer Station and MRF Earn Gold!

Commercial Real Estate honors Athens Services with Best Industrial Project Gold Award. For full story from San Fernando Valley Business Journal, read this article.

November 2014

LA City Website Looks to Connect Job Seeker & Employers ...view video with article

Azusa Mulch Compost Giveaway

October 2014

New Recycling Plant in Sun Valley economic boost

Conveyor lines at a $50 million high-tech waste separation facility in Sun Valley will hum to life this morning, giving an economic jolt to the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

The sprawling Athens Services material recovery plant is the first facility of its kind built in the city in years. Officials with the Los Angeles City Department of Transportation could not recall when the last major recycling facility came on line, and they say it will help take a big chunk out of the amount of waste dumped at local landfills.
read Los Angeles Daily News article




Global Green Introduces Largest Compost Pilot for Los Angleles Apartments

Collaboration with Athens Services Kicks Off Food Scrap Recovery Pilot at 16-Unit Residence in Lincoln Heights.

July 9, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA): Santa Monica-based, national environmental non-profit Global Green USA and Athens Services, one of L.A.'s largest recycling and waste services company, have joined forces to introduce food scrap recovery to more multi-family buildings, starting in Lincoln Heights. The pilot represents the largest residential building to implement food scrap collection in the city to date. full press release
LA Compost Pilot


March 2014

Local Companies Support Adult Literacy

Azusa - Athens recognized for their support of the 2nd Annual Scrabble Night sponsorship on March 22, 2014 at the Azusa City Council Meeting. | read newspaper article


Azusa Mulch Compost Giveaway

April 2014

Athens Services Joins City of Azusa

On April 5th, Athens Services together with the City of Azusa hosted a FREE mulch and compost giveaway for residents of Azusa.



January 2014

Irwindale Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation & Awards Dinner

Athens Services Chief Operations Officer, Gary Clifford was installed as Chairman of the Board at the 33rd Annual  Irwindale Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Dinner  on January 24, 2014.



Monrovia Installation Dinner

January 2014

Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner

Kathy Collett, Account Manager at Athens Services, was honored as the outgoing Chairwoman of the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce on Friday, January 31, 2014.  She will continue to serve on the Executive Board of Directors as the Past Chair.





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