Officials in Cobb County, Ga. are looking to raise the county’s recycling rates and are hoping that a recently renovated drop-off center is the beginning.

October 16, 2023

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Officials in Cobb County, Ga. are looking to raise the county’s recycling rates and are hoping that a recently renovated drop-off center is the beginning.

Studies indicate that only 17% of Cobb County households recycle regularly. Officials are looking to increase that number to around 50%. Lida Cupid, Chairwoman, says that reopening the County Services Parkway recycling drop-off center should help residents recycle more often.

“Low availability of options leads to the low recycling rates,” Cupid told the crowd at a recent ribbon cutting. “So, we have today improved the options available here in Cobb County.”

The newly renovated recycling drop-off center was backed by $737,000 which was approved by Cobb’s Board of Commissioners earlier this year. Residents complained that the location was in poor condition and had limited options.

 “It helps us not only save the environment, but it also helps us save money at home,” said Leroy Walden, a resident who strongly encouraged the renovation. “Having this drop point, we don’t have to pay the extra charge from our waste hauler, which is a big savings. So having this available and convenient to us is very important.”

“We can take a lot more items here at this drop-off than residents can leave for curbside for their regular recycling drop-off,” said Kimberly White, Keep Cobb Beautiful’s Director.

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