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Atlanta modifies recycling and yard trimming collections due to impacts from COVID-19

In a message posted to Twitter, DPW said the move was made due to the Omicron COVID-19 surge causing a staffing shortage.

ATLANTA — Atlanta's Department of Public Works has announced that recycling and yard trimming collections scheduled has been modified this month. In a message posted to Twitter, DPW said the move was made due to the Omicron COVID-19 surge causing a staffing shortage.

"DPW staffing has been impacted by the recent COVID-19 surge. Until further notice, the Office of Solid Waste Services is collecting garbage as a priority, with recycling and yard trimmings collected as staffing allows," a notice said. 

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The notice added that if "the current attendance trends continue" DPW anticipates regular services to resume by Jan. 31.

Until then, residents are asked to keep their recycling bins curbside until crews can collect them.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the collection schedule has modified. The initial story was based on a tweet from the Atlanta Public Works Department that has since been removed and amended.

 

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