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We are in the process of updating our website to help promote our local businesses!  If you would like to add your business to our page, please email the following information to or Call

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Annexation Update

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A-Team Disposal will be conducting their city-wide clean-up from August 7-11.  Please have your items on the curb out front of the house, not in the alley (items left in the alley will not be picked up).    Please make sure any little loose items are boxed or bagged for easier pickup.

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Lead Line Replacement


The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recently revised the lead and copper rule for community drinking water, requiring municipalities to gather and update water service line material information for all structures connected to the distribution system.

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A-Team City Contract Clean Up


The A-Team garbage disposal will conduct the city-wide clean up the week of August 7th-11th for those customers who are contracted with the city.    A list of acceptable items will be posted at a later date. 

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Brush Pick Up


Reminder for those that are inside the city limits and receive brush pick up:

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City Wide Garage Sales


The city wide garage sales will be on June 16th & 17th.

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ACH Payments


The City of Athens is pleased to announce we will commence accepting Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments for water/sewer/garbage bills beginning in March 2023.

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Garbage Contract


If you opted out of the A-Team garbage contract with the city last year and would like the opportunity to opt-in, please give us a call at 217-636-8429. The monthly fee is 17.50 and will be added on to your water bill. Pick up is every Tuesday. They also offer recycling at no extra charge and it is picked up every other Thursday. You will also be included in the city clean up day (TBA) which is once a year. If you are wanting to switch over to A-Team Disposal we ask that you let us know by March 15th. Thank you!

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