Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong told Organized Neighbors of Edgewood on Monday that the city is looking for trash collection assistance from WorkSource Atlanta, the city agency that provides training and connects people with jobs. It is also enlisting help from corrections staff, she said.
A recent notification advised residents to continue leaving yard waste trimmings at the curb, and promised to not issue fines for the additional waste.
The city’s Office of Solid Waste Services had already seen an increase in its workload with more trash generated as residents spend more time at home during the pandemic. Customers have requested more bins than the city could provide.
The city has urged them to use generic trash containers until it can fulfill the demand.
Bottoms, who has been identified as one of a handful of politicians being vetted as a potential running mate to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, also indirectly touched on that process during the briefing.
Bottoms said she has weekly and sometimes daily conversations with Biden’s campaign, but has not meet with Biden himself.
“I’m continuing to offer my support to the campaign in any way I can,” Bottoms said.