07/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/23/2021 16:32
Mayor's Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
City of Atlanta Announces Plan to Address Challenge Collecting Yard Trimming Materials, Including Service Change to Every Other Week Beginning July 26
ATLANTA- The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that due to staffing shortages that are affecting the solid waste industry nationwide, it is taking aggressive immediate action to address challenges with collecting yard trimmings by hiring temporary staff, extending work hours, developing recruiting and retention incentives, adjusting yard trimming collection services to every other week, and investing in additional equipment and technology to increase productivity.
A hiring blitz will be held for Environmental Service Workers on July 30, 2021. On-site hiring will occur, with opportunities for a signing bonus. Apply at http://atlantaga.jobs.net to be invited.
DPW has prioritized other solid waste services, including garbage and recycling pickups, during the staffing shortage. There are NO CHANGES to those curbside collection programs. Residents should follow their normal, weekly schedule and place their City-issued garbage and recycling carts curbside after 7 p.m. the night before their scheduled collection day.
Curbside residential yard trimming collections will transition to every other week beginning Monday, July 26, 2021. Yard debris will be collected every other week until further notice.
DPW Solid Waste crews will collect accumulated yard trimmings the week of July 26. Residents are asked to refrain from placing new yard debris curbside until the week of August 2.
In addition to curbside collection, customers also have the option to drop off yard trimming materials, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Hartsfield Yard Debris Processing Facility, 2175 James Jackson Parkway, Atlanta, Ga 30318.
Residents can locate their yard trimmings collection schedule at www.atlantaga.gov/solidwaste. Those in need of additional assistance can contact the City by dialing 3-1-1 (inside Atlanta City limits) or 404-546-0311.