FOG ( Fats, Oils, and Grease ) will CLOG Drains and Public Sewers…RECYCLE!

We all know the results of a clogged drain….inconvenience, expense, and a big mess. It is no different when the clog occurs in the Athens city sewer lines, and the expense is passed on to us in the form of higher sewer rates.

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful and the Athens Water Services Department have teamed up to provide residents a way to easily keep FOGs (Fats, Oils, and Grease) out of drains and sewers and turn it into something useful!

The fats, oils, and grease collected will be recycled by a Limestone County farmer into biodiesel fuel for his farm equipment. We hope that participation is so great that we can supply more local farmers who would like to do the same.

How to Participate

Pick up a FOG Collection jug from the KALB Office (125 East Street) or the Recycling Center at 15896 Lucas Ferry Road. Once all collection cages have been placed, you can pick up a jug at those locations.
Fill the jug with your kitchen fats, oils, and grease.
When full, take to an exchange cage – place on bottom shelf.
Take a clean jug home and REPEAT!

Exchange cages are currently in the process of being placed at the following locations. Until they are all placed, you can take your filled collection jugs to the recycling center.


(Apartment locations are in process of being placed)

KALB Office (125 East St) Recycling Center (15896 Lucas Ferry Rd.)

Higgins Estate Apartments Windsor Apartments

Woodbridge Apartments Sanderfer Apartments

Sandpiper I Apartments Sandpiper II Apartments

Higgins Court Apartments

If you have questions about this or any other program sponsored by KALB, we’d love to hear from you!
By: Lynne Hart