In 2012, the Wastewater Department, in cooperation with Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful, developed the FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) Collection and Recycling Program to help reduce the occurrence of clogs. This program provides an easy way to recycle household FOG by providing containers free to the public to take home for FOG collection.

How To Participate

FOG Collection and Recycling containers are available free of charge to Athens and Limestone County residents. Just pick up an empty container from the white FOG cages located at the following locations:

  • KALB Office – 125 East Street

  • Utility Building – 1806 Wilkinson St.

These cages are located outside of the buildings, and are available 24 hours a day. Once the container is full, return it to the bottom shelf of any of the collection cages.  The contents will be processed and used in a variety of products. Take another empty container home and begin the process all over again.