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Time to Sign Up For Trash Service!

It is time for you to sign up for your new trash service that starts January 1!AthensSubscriptionPopUp

Even if you are happy with the service you have now, we need you to confirm that. Here’s what’s in it for you – 1. Three standard packages to choose from; 2. Free recycling cart upgrades; 3. Additional containers and services available. The easiest way to sign up is through the Athens webpage at: It won’t take you more than a couple of minutes!

Alternatively, you can call or visit the Athens Sustainability Center – which bring us to the next topic……To better serve the needs of Thousand Oaks’ residents the City’s new waste hauler, Athens Services, has launched a Sustainability Center conveniently located in the downtown area opposite The Lakes. For the first time, residents and businesses will have an in-person option to assist with selecting services, making payments or billing questions. Drop by Athens’ Sustainability Center at 2251 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. for any of your waste, recycling, and organics concerns or needs. The Center is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays. Appointments are not required. You can reach the Sustainability Center directly at (833) 791-2377. After January 1st, residents will also be able to pick up Sharps containers there.AthensSustainabilityCenter

Athens staff can provide education on waste diversion, composting and recycling, and are available to present to larger groups upon request. Please contact them for a presentation to your business, school, apartment, mobile home, townhome, or condominium complex. You will also be able to download informative recycling signage through the Athens outreach webpage.

With expanded organics collection on the horizon, many in the community have questions about what to expect moving forward. Residents will soon be receiving three new trash carts in standard colors – black for trash, blue for recycle and green for yard/organics waste. Residents will be able to add food waste to their green bins. Organic waste will be turned into compost for application to gardens and agricultural land. Those residents interested in composting at home, should check out our compost bin program.

The City’s Sustainability Division is available to answer your questions at (805) 449-7283 or by email at


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