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Mayor Reed to Deliver First Recycling Cart to Atlanta Resident
Posted Date: 10/12/2012 4:30 PM
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Mayor’s Office of Communications 
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Sonji Jacobs, Director 
404-330-6558, office 
404-276-6866, cell 
sajacobs@atlantaga.gov

Reese McCranie, Deputy Director
404-330-6006, office
404-886-2334, cell
 rmccranie@atlantaga.gov 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/12/12

Media Advisory

 Mayor Reed to Deliver First Recycling Cart to Atlanta Resident
Delivery to more than 65,000 Households Begins Monday

 WHO:

Mayor Kasim Reed
Atlanta Resident
Department of Public Works
Office of Sustainability

 WHAT:

Mayor Kasim Reed will deliver the first recycling cart to an Atlanta family on Monday morning.

The citywide distribution of carts is a key component of the City’s sustainability plan, Power to Change, which has a long-term goal of achieving 90% diversion of waste from landfills by 2020.

The new 96-gallon recycling carts will replace residents’ current 18-gallon recycling bins, allowing for more recyclables to be collected. The City of Atlanta’s recycling program is managed by the Department of Public Works and serves 95,000 households. About 30,000 residents already have carts.

Currently, city of Atlanta residents generate about 96,000 tons of trash annually, which costs the city $7 million a year to dispose of in landfills. City of Atlanta residents recycle only 12,000 tons annually, which leaves significant room for improvement. In addition to the environmental benefits, diverting recyclables from landfills produces revenue for the City at a rate of $30 per ton.

For more information about the city’s residential recycling program, please visit www.cartlanta.org or call 404.330.6333.  

 WHEN

Monday, October 15, 2012
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

 WHERE:

Guilford Forrest Subdivision
100 Old Overlook Court, SW
Atlanta 30331

 VISUALS:  PHOTO-OP: Mayor Reed greeting family with new recycling cart.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @City_of_Atlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed