Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
|Sonji Jacobs, Director
|Melissa Mullinax, Senior Communications Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/17/12
Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Major Expansion to the City's Curbside Recycling Program
Mayor Kasim Reed
Council Member Aaron Watson
Duriya Farooqui, Chief Operating Officer
Deputy Commissioner Dexter White, Department of Public Works
Denise Quarles, Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Laura Turner Seydel, Captain Planet Foundation and Atlanta Recycles
Beginning in mid-October, the City of Atlanta will deliver 96-gallon recycling carts to 65,000 households, at the rate of one thousand per day. The citywide distribution of the large capacity recycling carts is part of Mayor Kasim Reed’s sustainability plan, which has a long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020, among other measures.
The City of Atlanta’s recycling program is managed by the Department of Public Works and serves 95,000 households. The new 96-gallon recycling carts will replace residents’ current 18-gallon recycling bins, allowing for more recyclables to be collected. Currently, 30,000 residents already have carts.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Atlanta City Hall, 2nd Floor
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
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