DPW is working to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of solid waste services by optimizing its collection routes. This plan will improve that, as well as balance the workloads for its crews, according to officials. It is also set to reduce travel distance per route by approximately 20 percent. The city’s current four-day collection schedule will change to a five-day, Monday through Friday schedule. This change will impact approximately 100,000 households and 10,000 commercial property owners.
“The City of Atlanta is working to improve the overall quality of solid waste service delivery by implementing route optimization measures. The optimization will allow us to reduce the number of trucks we have to deploy daily and reduce equipment shortages. We are making every effort to have enough resources to service the residents of Atlanta,” said William Johnson, Department of Public Works Commissioner.