For eight weeks, a group of city of Atlanta employees will inspect recycling bins on four of the city’s recycling routes to determine if they are contaminated or acceptable, according to Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan’s District 6 newsletter.
The routes include the neighborhoods of Ansley Park, Midtown, Grant Park, Peoplestown, West End and Collier Heights.
“Feet on the Street,” is a project of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability along with the Office of Solid Waste Services to reduce contamination in the city’s single stream recycling carts. The project is possible through a grant from The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization.
The team of City of Atlanta employees will inspect the recycling bins ahead of the recycling trucks and make their determinations. A contaminated bin will get an “Oops Tag,” which includes a list of errors, such as bagging recyclables, and the recycling truck will not pick the bin up. However, if residents correct the contamination issue, the recycling bin will be picked up the following week.