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JULY 2021
Beautification Award Winners!
The Athens-Limestone Beautification Board, which falls under the KALB organization umbrella, annually recognizes businesses, churches, and public buildings where caretakers go the extra mile to create beautiful landscaping. Green space and attractive landscaping are so important to the appearance of our community, and the Beautification Board believes that the people who work so hard to provide that beauty should be rewarded. Recognizing well-landscaped properties here in Athens and Limestone County is the Beautification Board’s way of saying “thank you” to those who add a beautiful touch to our community.

The following properties received top honors by scoring 98 or above out of 100 points:

·       Calhoun Community College –
99.5 pts.
·       First Presbyterian Church –
98.78 pts.
·       Athens Police Department –
98 pts.

Additional Award Recipients:
·       Athens Eye Clinic
·       Town of Mooresville
Bicentennial Garden
·       Chick-fil-A
·       Steelcase Inc.
·       Athens Eye Care Center
·       American Leakless Company
·       Clayton Homes
·       Traditions Senior Living
·       Limestone Health Facility
·       Athens State University
·       Athens Limestone Hospital
·       First National Bank
·       Bojangles  
Thank you to all of businesses who participated in this year’s judging!

Ongoing Membership Drive
KALB operates on a very small budget and does so much to educate and provide community service opportunities to the City of Athens and to Limestone County communities. We can only continue to provide the litter cleanups, household hazardous waste collections, classroom presentations, speakers, Adopt-A-Spot, Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO and so much more with your support.

If you value the work of KALB, please consider renewing your membership or becoming a member for the first time.

Because your donation is so important, we are providing thank you gifts associated with your membership level, which include a discount on the registration fee for the Duck and Run 5K (September 18th) and free duck entries into the Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby (October 2nd). 

For more information including membership levels and gifts, online renewal, or for a printable membership form, please click on the link below:

We also offer different levels of memberships for businesses. More information, online renewal, and a printable membership form are available at the link below:

Duck and Run 5K Registration Open
The Duck and Run 5K is ON for 2021 and Registration is OPEN!

Our 17th Annual Duck and Run 5K will be held on Saturday, September 18th at 7:00 am. Race begins and ends at Big Spring Memorial Park.

Proceeds benefit Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful. Early registration $25. Late/Race Day registration $30.

This is a well-run, certified, mildly challenging 5K on a beautiful and historic course in support of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful. This race will take runners through historic Athens neighborhoods and around the Courthouse Square.

The first 25 to register will receive a free entry in our Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby on October 2nd, where you will have a chance to win the $2,000 American Leakless Company Grand Prize, other cash prizes and more!

For more information and a printable registration form, please click the link below:

For online registration, click the following link:

Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby
It's time to adopt ducks! Our 21st Annual Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at 4:00 pm at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens. You could win our $2,000 American Leakless Company Grand Prize or other great prizes!

For a $5 donation to KALB, a racing duck will be placed in the derby in your name. For a $25 donation, you will receive a QUACK PACK which includes 6 ducks (1 free).

Adopt your ducks in person at the KALB office (125 East Street), or for more information and to adopt online, click the following link:

*Need not be present to win. All prizes (including cash) are donated and all proceeds benefit Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful, a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization.
Recycling Center Updates
The Recycling Center Manager and Ass

Monday through Friday
6:00 am to 2:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Container Plastics #1, #2, and #5 are accepted at this time, along with CLEAN and DRY plastic bags and film.

For more information about plastic recycling and other recycling, please click the link below for an article in Athens Now written by Plant Manager, Ruby McCartney:

The Recycling Center will accept the
following materials at the
and only during business hours. (Bins are
promptly removed at 2:30 pm.)

Please SORT BEFORE ARRIVING. If bringing items in a plastic bag, empty your items out of the bag into the correct bins.

  • Container Plastics #1, #2, and #5
  • Plastic bags and film (clean and dry)
  • Electronics (if you have heavy items, please bring help to unload. We currently do not have staff at the plant to help you. There is a $10 fee for TVs of any size. All other electronics are accepted free of charge.)
  • Cardboard (including paperboard: cereal boxes, drink cartons, etc.) (Cardboard MUST be broken down. Unbroken boxes take up too much space!)
  • Newspaper (must be separate from other paper)
  • Junk Mail, Office Paper, Magazines
  • Shredded Paper (please leave in bag)
  • Steel/Tin Cans and Other Steel Items
  • Aluminum Cans and Other Aluminum Items
  • Glass Bottles and Jars - All Colors (Glass must be sorted by colors: brown, clear, and blue and green. NO other types of glass accepted!)

  • NO COUNTY TRAILERS will be in place. Materials must be brought to the Lucas Ferry Rd. facility. We do not know when the trailers will be put back in place. We will update on the Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful and Athens-Limestone Recycling Center Facebook pages.


Athens-Limestone Recycling Center

City of Athens Sanitation Department
(Athens City Curbside Recycling)
We Want to Hear From You!
Links to KALB's Articles
Athens Now Publication

Here is the link to our most recent articles featured in Athens Now:

June 18, 2021

July 2, 2021

July 16, 2021
Athens Now can be found twice monthly in local grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors offices, the KALB office, etc. KALB's article is always on PAGE 12.

You can also read KALB's Clean, Green, and Beautiful articles (current and past) by clicking the link online at www.KALBCares.com.
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