Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, Inc. 

Offices and MRF Facility Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM

Sand Ridge Road Facility Hours:
24 Hour Drop Off Location

Your Recycling Centers


Athens-Hocking Recycling Center Staff

Mark Call  - Operations Supervisor

Justin Turley - Asst. Supervisor

Office Staff: Office hours Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm 

Tina Ball - Commercial Accounts, Payables                        

740-594-5312 x21

Shelby Swyers - Residential Accounts                                 

740-594-5312 x23

Bruce Underwood - Executive Director                                

740-594-5312 x22

 or 740-541-1327

Our Story​

In 1984, AHRC became a leader in the state by establishing the first curbside recycling program in Ohio. Today we continue to strive to promote recycling in our communities. Athens-Hocking Recycling creates jobs while reducing waste, improving the economy, conserving energy and resources, protecting public health and the environment and helping to increase national security. Recycling offers every citizen multiple opportunities, everyday, to make their world a cleaner, safer, and more beautiful place to live.

Starting in 2014 AHRC became a separate entity from the Athens-Hocking Solid Wast District as a 501 C-3 Non-profit organization. To encourage more recycling and diversion of waste, we are continually striving to find ways of recycling more types of materials and to provide information on hard to recycle items and where to take them. AHRC Processed over 3,230 tons of Recyclable materials in 2013 and even more in 2014. We hope these numbers keep going up!

Democracy in waste management is served only through a pay-as-you-throw disposal program. Those who throw away the most pay the most. Those who reduce waste and recycle pay less. Athens-Hocking Recycling encourages waste reduction and recycling through such a program. Customers and communities served by Athens-Hocking Recycling are given an incentive to reduce waste and recycle through the pay-as-you-throw service. Waste disposal costs for participants in the pay-as-you-throw program continue to be some of the lowest anywhere due to the built in waste reduction incentive.

In January 2016 AHRC completed the construction of a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). We are processing on average 25 tons of recyclable materials per day. 

First Recycling Truck, circa 1984.