Have you seen or used one in an effort to keep Midtown looking clean and green?
Each dark green container is located next to an existing trash can and is clearly marked for recycling paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic.
The City of Atlanta, a key partner in the initiative, collects the recyclables weekly for processing into raw materials for new products.
Since announcing Greenprint Midtown, a community-wide action plan to integrate sustainability throughout Midtown and establish the area as the South’s first urban eco-district, in February, Midtown Alliance has engaged Midtowners in developing a plan focusing on five key areas – water, energy, waste, transportation and greenspace.
Last month, a 3,000 gallon rainwater cistern was installed next to the Midtown Alliance maintenance building near Peachtree and 10th streets, capturing rainwater from the roof.
This water is being used to irrigate street trees and plantings throughout the district. Collecting and reusing rainwater lessens the effects of storm water runoff, reduces the demand for potable water, and is more cost effective.