Blue-cartsMayor Kasim Reed has announced a new partnership with Recycling Perks, an incentivized recycling program, which allows residents to earn rewards for using their City of Atlanta recycling bins.

Residents can sign up at and start earning points on Sept. 8. These points can be redeemed at restaurants and shops throughout the city, saving residents up to $300 per year, according to information released to the media.

“The more you recycle, the more you earn,” said Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza. “The Department of Public Works is proud to partner with Recycling Perks as we continue to provide excellent recycling service to the residents of the City of Atlanta.”

Detailed information about the City’s recycling program can be found at Curbside pickup schedules are available at

“This program is an excellent new tool that will help us reach Reed’s sustainability goals for the City of Atlanta,” said Stephanie Benfield, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.