THe City of Atlanta and Mayor Reed are on a continued mission for Atlanta to become a top-tier recycling city and divert 90% of municipal solid waste by 2020.
In a written statement to metro communities, the Department of Public Works said that they want to, "ensure that all residents are a part of the effort to recycle more and protect our recycling stream from contamination."
To help educate our community they asked Cascade Patch to share the attached document on the City of Atlanta's "big three recycling reminders."
- DO NOT put FOOD, YARD TRIMMINGS, CLOTHING/SHOES, GARBAGE, PLASTIC BAGS or STYROFOAM in the recycling carts (NO PIZZA BOXES)
- Keep it clean & dry! Rinse out all food containers
- Keep your cart lid closed AT ALL TIMES!
Also, please note that beginning Monday, December 9th, residents who have contaminated their recycling will receive a red “violation” sticker (issued by our Solid Waste Operators) on their recycling cart and a Contamination Notice door knocker will be issued(by Solid Waste Supervisors). To ensure residents are aware of what is accepted and what is not, graphics are included on the back of the door knocker.
By taking note of what actually can and can not be recycled, we can help keep the recycling stream clean of contamination and working efficiently.