BackgroundCharming Savannah, GA (pop. 142,022), is known for its southern hospitality, historic buildings, strong arts and cultural scenes and its mighty oak trees that flourish throughout the city grid. The city is certainly green, from both a bird’s-eye perspective and a recycling perspective. Savannah residents recycle at the curb two times per month using 96-gallon single-stream roll carts. All materials collected at the curb are taken to the Pratt Industries materials recovery facility on the west side of the city for sorting and resale to recyclers.
Materials recycledPaper Accepted items include loose paper, newspapers and inserts, magazines, catalogs, junk mail and dry, flattened paperboard and corrugated cardboard. Plastics Hard plastic containers numbered 1 through 7 (rinsed):
• #1: Soda bottles, beverage and mouthwash bottles, plastic food jarsNo Styrofoam or plastic bags accepted.
• #2: Milk and water jugs, detergent containers, cleaning product bottles, oil containers, plastic toys
• #3: Cooking oil containers, garbage cans, salad dressing bottles
• #4: Food-storage containers
• #5: Bottle caps and tops, video cassette tapes
• #6: Clean food trays, plastic cups, disposable utensils, plastic toys, garbage cans
• #7: Plastic containers, plastic plates
Metals Aluminum cans and tin/steel cans are accepted. Glass Glass bottles and containers (all colors; rinsed) are accepted.