New ACC Recycling Facility will be a CHaRM

By: Valerie Burgos

A new facility that will process hard-to-recycle materials will open in Athens on Monday. The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, or CHaRM for short, is a one-stop drop for items that as of Nov. 9 will no longer be accepted curbside or at any of the Athens-Clarke County recycling drop-off sites.

Here’s a quick video to explain what will be accepted at the new site:

The Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division hopes that the addition of CHaRM will help educate the public on the importance of waste reduction in the community. The ACC landfill now receives about 300 tons of materials each day. This new facility is expected to reduce disposal of solid wastes at the landfill as follows:

  • 40 percent by 2015
  • 60 percent by 2018
  • 75 percent by 2020

The new recycling facility will be located at 1005 College Avenue.

For more information about this opening event, you can visit the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Calendar.

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