City increases recycling bins for St. Patrick's Day

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The city of Savannah has nearly doubled the number of recycling and litter containers in in the St. Patrick's Day festival area. It also increased the number of litter control teams. The Savannah Riverfront Association has partnered with Jani-King Savannah and will have 15 trash collection employees along River Street throughout the festival, according to the city.

Recycling carts have black carts and yellow lids, and will be located along most corners of the parade route and in high-traffic squares. These items can be put in the bins for recycling:

  • Plastic beer cups
  • Bottles and cans
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastic plates and utensils

Trash should be thrown out garbage carts or brown lawn bags, which will be located around downtown. These bags include food, Styrofoam and aluminum foil. Avoid putting trash in the recycling cart, which will result in everything having to be thrown out due to contamination, according to the city.

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