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Mayor Kasim Reed to Launch New Bigbelly Recycling Program

Post Date:11/27/2017 2:12 PM

 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell
jgarland@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2017

Media Advisory

Mayor Kasim Reed to Launch New Bigbelly Recycling Program

WHO:

Mayor Kasim Reed
Stephanie Stuckey, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Atlanta
Don Dixon, Director of Marketing and Partnerships, Mayor's Office of Innovation Delivery and Performance
Brian Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bigbelly
Marty Shapiro, Chief Sales Officer, Green City LLC

WHAT:

Mayor Kasim Reed will announce the launch of the new Bigbelly recycling program, which will deploy more than 150 new Bigbelly units in Atlanta’s downtown business district, the Westside and Little Five Points.  This program advances the City’s environmental goals, as well as improving efficiency of waste management operations by reducing the number of pickups and vehicle fuel costs.  Moreover, the Bigbelly receptacles with their closed lids and sensor controls prevent waste overflow, rodent problems and windblown litter.  The units are also part of Atlanta’s Smart City programming, as they have sensors and computer monitoring to indicate when the receptacles are ready to be serviced.

The program has been financed through an innovative public-private partnership with Green City Solutions, LLC, an advertising sales agency that has subsidized the majority of capital and operating costs through the sale of advertising on the units.  

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
2:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Atrium
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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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 @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

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