The city of Atlanta July 21 announced it has partnered with The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit, to launch its Feet on the Street recycling education initiative.
The goal of the pilot project is to reduce contamination of recycling in the city’s single stream curbside recycling bins.
For eight weeks starting July 24, a group of city employees will inspect recycling bins along four of the city’s recycling routes in Ansley Park, Collier Heights, Grant Park and the West End to determine if they are acceptable or contaminated with non-recyclable contents.
The Feet on the Street team will inspect bins for contamination and advise residents of items located in their bins that cannot be recycled through an informative tag.
“The city of Atlanta is working at the cutting edge of recycling, using specialized technology and smart collaborations to improve key aspects of service,” Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison said in a news release.
The city accepts household paper, cardboard, unbroken glass bottles, aluminum cans and plastic containers in its single-stream curbside recycling bins.
Residents who wish to recycle plastic bags and other materials outside the accepted single stream curbside recycling bins are encouraged to drop off said materials at the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, 1110 Hill St. in southeast Atlanta.