I recently hired the Allied Waste Services in Athens to pick up my trash. I signed up on the phone with their customer service department. I was able to start trash service the next week. The only problem I had was getting them to provide a trash receptable. In this area if you put your trash out in bags it is torn open by animals. After several calls I got them to deliver receptable after 2.5 months. They have picked up trash on time with no other problems.