After a lengthy evaluation process, Norwalk City Council selected Athens Services as its new service provider in April of 2018. Athens, founded in 1957, is Norwalk’s single solid waste hauler effective August 1, 2018.
The new agreement, approved by Council in early May, includes rate reductions for residential customers. Standard residential collection service rates will be $16.75, a reduction of over 19%. Beginning with August service, rates for senior citizens will decrease 57% to $4.19. Residents living in single family homes will have the ability to pre-arrange collection of up to five oversized items such as furniture and electronics once a week, with multi-family dwellings able to call in these “bulky item pickups” 12 times a year.
Among the enhancements offered by Athens are $5,000 in scholarships for Norwalk students pursuing college or university education and a 10% discount for Norwalk residents serving on active military duty, and residents who are Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters assigned to Norwalk.
What You Need to Know
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Connecting with Athens
Visit Athens Services at their NEW Norwalk Office:
12440 Firestone Blvd, Suite 1017
Norwalk, CA 90650
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Do Your Part for the EnvironmentTrash...Have you wondered where it all ends up? Each year, over 3,000,000 tons of solid waste is disposed of right here in our backyard and this landfill space is running out fast.
Concern over our fragile environment and the ongoing solid waste disposal problem reached the state legislature in the late 1980's. This concern was deep enough to prompt the State government to pass laws aimed at finding solutions to our mounting trash problem. The State passed AB 939 in 1989, requiring all of California's cities and counties to create ways to divert large amounts of solid waste from landfills. AB 939 requires cities to reduce waste by 50% by the year 2000, prompting Norwalk to implement the 3-container system to separate waste into recyclables and non-recyclables.
In 2011, California State Assembly Bill 341 (AB341) was passed, establishing a State goal to reduce, recycle, or compost no less than 75% of waste generated by the year 2020. Norwalk residents are asked to participate fully in the program by recycling all products that are recyclable.
The City of Norwalk is aware of the scavenging problem that exists in our community and the Public Safety Department continually responds to reports filed by residents. The only way that Norwalk will be able to deter people from scavenging is with help from the community. Please call Public Safety at (562) 929-5732 to report scavengers. Also, try putting the most frequently taken recyclables at the bottom of the container and put your containers out in the morning instead of the night before.*
* Make sure you know when your trash collector comes so you do not miss being collected if you put it out in the morning.