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City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Launches Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge

Post Date:05/11/2016 2:00 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
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Christina Cruz-Benton, Press Information Officer
404-330-6865, office
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News Release

City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Launches Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge

Atlanta students invited to participate in art contest aimed at promoting citywide recycling

ATLANTA –The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Cartlanta and Recycling Perks announced today the launch of the Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge. The Challenge, a citywide art contest, invites students ages 4 to 18 to use their creativity to promote recycling education in Atlanta.

“Recycling for the future lies on every shoulder, from government and corporations, to households and schools,” said Commissioner Richard Mendoza, Department of Public Works. “The Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge uses creative expression as a way to reach, educate and encourage Atlanta residents to recycle.”

The Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge is now underway and all artwork entries must be submitted by September 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. The theme of all artistic submissions must promote recycling education. Students are allowed to submit more than one design, and must provide a digital version or a photo of the artwork along with the entry agreement signed by their parents. Submissions and questions can be emailed to Winning candidates will be notified by November 4, 2016 and will have the opportunity to receive prizes, as well as have their artwork displayed on the side of the city’s recycling trucks, on the front of Atlanta fire stations, recreation centers and at various Atlanta Public Schools.

For complete rules and information on the Recycle Perks Creative Art Challenge, visit


About Recycling Perks:
Recycling Perks began during September 2015 in the City of Atlanta. This incentive program, that promotes participation in curbside recycling, is currently available in several cities in the United States. Recycling Perks strives to improve household recycling efforts, reduce waste, and promote local businesses by offering great savings and exclusive deals that reward recyclers. Simply put, “you recycle, we reward.” Atlanta residents who are not currently enrolled in the Recycling Perks program can register for a free account at,


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