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City of Atlanta Announces New Solid Waste Collection Schedule and Routes

New Web Portal and Mobile App Launched to Help Ease Transition

Post Date:06/29/2018 11:04 AM
Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

Keith Whitney, Director
404-330-6612, office
kswhitney@atlantaga.gov

Kim Rankins, DPW Communications
404-865-8831, office
770-687-0773, cell
krankins@atlantaga.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2018

News Release

City of Atlanta Announces New Solid Waste Collection Schedule and Routes

New Web Portal and Mobile App Launched to Help Ease Transition

Atlanta – The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works (DPW) announced the roll-out of its new Solid Waste Services schedules and routes beginning July 9, 2018.  

DPW is working to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of solid waste services by optimizing its collection routes. This plan will improve that, as well as balance the workloads for our crews. It will also reduce travel distance per route by approximately 20-percent. The city’s current four-day collection schedule will change to a five-day, Monday through Friday schedule.  This change will impact approximately 100,000 households and 10,000 commercial property owners.   

“The City of Atlanta is working to improve the overall quality of solid waste service delivery by implementing route optimization measures. The optimization will allow us to reduce the number of trucks we have to deploy daily and reduce equipment shortages. We are making every effort to have enough resources to service the residents of Atlanta,” said William Johnson, Department of Public Works Commissioner. 

To help make the solid waste collection transition easier for residents, DPW is pleased to unveil a new web portal and a free mobile app, Atlanta Solid Waste Services. Both are designed to help residents quickly find their collection day schedules. The portal and app can be found at www.atlantaga.gov/solidwaste. Both are simple to use and will allow residents to find their current and new solid waste collection days. They can also set up customized reminders by email, phone, text, Twitter, or calendar. 

Residents who have questions about the new collection schedule should contact ATL311 by dialing 3-1-1, or 404-546-0311 outside city limits. 

Video link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jnnbeebeydw4qax/DPW%20New%20Truck%20Video%20no%20gr.m4v?dl=0

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Bottoms on Facebook and Twitter @KeishaBottoms


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