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Duck & Run 5K  - September 19th

A Race to Save the Environment

Duck and Run 5K and Fun Run

Rev up your running shoes!  It's time for the 2015 Duck and Run 5K!

KALB's 5K has a long-standing history in Athens as a well-run, certified 5K with a great course.  We welcome serious runners as well as first-time runners and walkers, too. 

If you are looking for an established race in a city that offers southern charm, unique restaurants, and historical treasures, this is the race for you!

So plan now to join us.  If you are traveling, we have a wonderful visitors center that will help you find ways to spend your time here.  Visit to learn more about what there is to see and do while you are in town!



Entry Fee:   Pre-registration for 5K is $20 and must be postmarked...

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Recycling at Home and Work

Recycling Myths Busted!

Athens-Limestone Recycling Center logo

Before someone begins the practice of recycling either at home or at work, it seems like a huge amount of effort will be required.  Often this alone will discourage someone from even starting the process.

The truth is recycling at the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center on Lucas Ferry Rd. in Athens is really very easy!

Here are some myths about recycling that need to be corrected!  Remember:  Each community's recycling guidelines may be different.  Curbside recycling through the City of Athens Sanitation Department also has separate guidelines.  Please visit their website at or call 256-233-8747.

  • You must live in Limestone County to use our facility:   FALSE!  Our facility accepts materials from anyone wishing to use our recycling center.

  • Labels have to be removed from cans and bottles:  FALSE!  Labels will be removed during the recycling process.

  • Caps must be removed from bottles:   FALSE!  Bottle caps are recyclable and will be separated during the recycling process.

  • Plastic windows must be removed from envelopes:   FALSE!  The plastic windows...

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  • Adopt-a-Spot

    Adopting a Spot Can Bring Rewards!



    Litter is a definite problem in Athens and Limestone County.  The Adopt-A-Spot program was created to involve community organizations and individuals in solving the problem.

    Adopt a spot in the City of Athens, and your non-profit or civic organization can benefit!  

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  • Electronics Recycling

    Electronics Accepted Daily!

    It is no longer necessary to wait for a special Electronics Recycling Collection day to properly dispose of your old electronics.  They can be brought to the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center Monday through Friday during business hours.   

    More good news!  CRT monitors are now accepted free of charge!  An disposal fee will remain for televisions sets, however all other electronics are accepted free of charge!  Call 256-233-8746 for fee details.


  • Aluminum Can Bash

    Recycle CFL's at Lowe's!   

    Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL's) can now be recycled at the Lowe's in Athens.  

    Lowe's has given us a way to keep these bulbs, which contain a small amount of mercury, out of our landfills.

    CFL's are the small, curly bulbs.  The long stick lights cannot be recycled here at this time.

    Please take advantage of this, and be sure to tell the staff at Lowe's "Thank you for caring about our environment!"

  • Fluorescent Tubes can be taken to Batteries Plus Bulbs in Huntsville or Decatur and recycled for a small fee.  Please call the store for details.

  • Recycle Cooking Oils and Grease in Athens

    All cooking oils and grease may be collected in any sealed container you don't want back, or pick up a container from the cages located outside the KALB office on East St. or the Recycling Center on Lucas Ferry Rd.  There is also a cage outside the main entrance of the Utility Building on Wilkinson St.

    Once you have filled your container, return it to either of the collection cages and take another empty home with you.

    All the oils will be used to make biodiesel fuel for use in a local farmer's equipment.  The entire process stays right here in Limestone County and there is no charge to recycle it!