Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, Inc. 

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​​​​​​Athens-Hocking Recycling Center Board of Directors (2021)

President - Andy Vogt

Vice President - Allen Frederick

​Treasurer - Jim Raeder

Asst. Treasurer - Maria Galanti

Secretary - Jenna Balazs

Asst. Secretary - Andrea Jones

Member - Rick Wallar 

​​​​​​Athens-Hocking Recycling Center Staff

Office Staff: Office hours Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Mark Call  - Operations Supervisor


Justin Turley - Asst. Operations Supervisor
740-594-5312 ext. 24

Tina Ball - Commercial/Residential Accounts


Crissa Cummings - Executive Director and Human Resources Manager


Caleb Boggess - AHRC Rural Action AmeriCorps Education and Communications Coordinator


April Sinift - Accountant


Luke Welch - Office Assistant


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 Waste 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. With 35+ employees, AHRC continues to grow and jobs. We are turning waste into wealth. 

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. 

AHRC processes approximately 11 million pounds of material recycling per year. We continue to engage the community and our partners about recycling, the correct way to do it, as well as its economic & environmental benefits. 

First Recycling Truck, circa 1984.