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- The Recycling Partnership has launched its latest contamination reduction pilot in Atlanta with a new “Feet on the Street” campaign along four recycling routes. The eight-week program is sponsored by a grant from the national nonprofit worth an estimated $240,000.
- Training began this week for city employees who will be inspecting residential recycling carts, noting the amount and type of contamination, and tagging any problem carts with “oops” tags, including information on what to fix. Plastic bags are the city’s top priority, along with food, liquids, electronics and other items that are unwelcome at the local material recovery facility operated by Pratt Industries. All of this data will be recorded using Rubicon Global’s app as part of a separate and ongoing technology pilot with the city.
- Cascadia Consulting Group will also be providing a new level of data analysis with detailed before-and-after waste characterization studies to track the pilot’s effectiveness. Based on these results, Atlanta then plans to roll out a citywide campaign about contamination and participation in 2018.