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Atlanta’s Multipronged Approach to Bumping Up Recycling

December 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

Atlanta, Ga. has a vigorous recycling mandate, but a not-as-robust recycling infrastructure. Residents of single-family homes and of multifamily dwellings with at least six units are required to recycle; half of the city’s roughly 508,000 residents live in multiunit buildings, many who have no access to at-home collections and must go to the city’s one and only drop off.

The city is going at this access issue and other recycling problems via multiple tactics, from customizing recycling approaches based on type of residence, to aggressive anti-contamination campaigns.

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