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As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) developments continue, the Department of Public Works is committed to remaining agile. The safety of our customers, volunteers, and staff is our primary concern. Knowing this, we have decided to suspend community events and activities. Departmental updates regarding essential operations and non-essential activities can be found below.

Department of Public Works Updates Due to COVID-19

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Feet on the Street Recycling Education Campaign

Feet on the Street is a Recycling Education Campaign facilitated by The Department of Public Works (DPW) and The Recycling Partnership to improve the quantity and quality of recyclables collected from single-family homes across the city of Atlanta while achieving the City's waste diversion goals and better serving our residents. The Feet on the Street program puts a team of people on the streets of Atlanta to audit residential recycling carts for contamination, provides residents real-time feedback on the quality of their recycling through the "Oops" tag left on the cart if contamination if found, and delivers a broad-based educational campaign across the City to improve recycling outcomes.  The Citywide expansion of the 2017 pilot launches in Fall of 2019. See below for more information about the program.

Letter from the DPW Commissioner 

Recycling Info Card

"Oops" Tag (Contamination cart tag)

Frequently Asked Questions

CARTlanta Recycling Program

The Cartlanta Recycling Program works to ensure that residential customers have the resources to participate in waste reduction and sustainability practices through recycling.

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Recycling Outreach Request Form

Places & Events for Recycling

For recycling not accepted curbside or for those in multi-family homes that do not have curbside recycling, the following options are available to you.

Atlanta Recycles Day
            ** Atlanta Recycles Day is cancelled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 **
Greenbriar Mall
2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW
Atlanta, GA 303
(Access road in front of Ashley Stewart)

Hours of Operation

Every 3rd Saturday, 9:00 am - Noon

The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM)

1110 Hill Street SE
Atlanta, GA. 30315

Hours of Operation

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Accepted Items

Helpful Recycling Tips

• Wire hangers may be returned to your dry cleaner
• Plastic bags, wraps, and film may be recycled at your local grocery store
• Packing peanuts-take to UPS or shipping store

Contact Info

City of Atlanta
Department of Public Works

55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6240
Fax: 404.658.7552

Customer Service
Tel: 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or (404) 546-0311


Kanika Greenlee
Environmental Programs Director

Tel: 404.330.6240

NOTE: For garbage collection, or to receive a trash bin call 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or (404) 546-0311. For issues related to water and sewer, please call the Department of Watershed Management at 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or (404) 546-0311.

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