Msg from City of Atlanta: Expanding Residential Curbside Recycling Program

The City of Atlanta is pleased to announce that we are expanding the City’s Residential Curbside Recycling Program! Customer no longer need to request a large blue recycling cart. Beginning October 15, 2012 we will deliver 96-gallon recycling carts to all residential customers who do not already have one. The new carts will replace residents’ current 18-gallon recycling bins, allowing for more recyclables to be collected. About 30,000 residents already have the new blue carts.

With the delivery of the new carts, we are launching a public education campaign to support our efforts to improve recycling in the City. Cartlanta: Recycling. Get Into It, will launch this fall. Education activities will include direct marketing around the rollout of the new carts to residents, an enhanced Web and social media presence, advertising, public relations and grassroots, community-level outreach. Stay tuned for details!

Recycling is an important step toward the City’s goals towards becoming a greener place to live, work and play. The new large capacity recycling carts will make it easier for residents to recycle more.