The City of Atlanta and Mayor Reed are on a continued mission for Atlanta to become a top-tier recycling city and divert 90 percent of municipal solid waste by 2020.
In a written statement to metro communities, the Department of Public Works said they want to, "ensure that all residents are a part of the effort to recycle more and protect our recycling stream from contamination."
- 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 this week, residents who have contaminated
their recycling will receive a red “violation” sticker issued by 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.