Starting Oct. 15, the city of Atlanta will deliver 96-gallon recycling carts to 66,000 households, as part of an aggressive recycling program. The city’s sustainability plan, Power to Change, has a long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020. The new 96- gallon recycling carts will replace the current 18 gallon recycling bins.
“One of my goals as mayor is to see Atlanta become a top tier city for sustainability,” said Mayor Reed. “Recycling is an important step towards that goal, as we make Atlanta a greener place to live, work and play. Rolling out these new large capacity recycling carts will make it easier for residents to recycle more.”
CVP is a national, invitation-only program designed to help communities grow their curbside programs through education. Since 2005, CVP has partnered with 30 communities and four states to develop, execute and measure highly effective education campaigns. Along with the city they will implement and measure a grassroots education campaign designed to increase awareness for the new carts. The campaign, Cartlanta: Recycling. Get Into It, will launch this fall.
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