Plastic Bag Recycling Locations
Athens-Clarke County upgraded several years ago to a single stream recycling system in an effort to drastically increase our county's recycling rate. This means recyclables are automatically sorted at the recycling center. Plastic film gets caught in the gears and can damage equipment, therefore plastic bags and other plastic film must be collected separately!
Find your closest location and bring not just your plastic bags, but bread bags, dry cleaning bags, ziplock bags with zipper removed, produce bags, shipping/packaging, newspaper bags, and any plastic film!
If your plastic film stretches (instead of tearing) and it's clean, it can go in our bins.
CCRC (Complex Carb. Research Center)Main Lobby
Myers HallLobby when you enter from the Myers' Quad end of the building
BusbeeFirst Floor in Laundry Room (only available to residents)
1516First floor trash room (only available to residents)
CreswellIn Lobby across from front desk
Brumby HallInside past desks (only available to residents)
Publix or Kroger
Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials1005 College Ave
Athens, GA 30601