City of Savannah works to offer curbside recycling

The City of Savannah is currently gearing up to offer single-stream curbside recycling to their residents at the beginning of 2009. With assistance from the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP), the City of Savannah will roll out a grassroots education campaign encouraging residents to recycle curbside, rather than simply at the drop-off locations in the city.

Beginning this fall and running through 2009, CVP, a national program designed to help communities grow their curbside programs through education, will help the City of Savannah teach residents about the new curbside recycling system, specifically how and what can be recycled and the benefits to be gained.

The City will work with CVP to implement a local communication campaign designed to reach city residents through strategic advertising, participation in local events, partnerships and media relations.

Additionally, CVP will work with Savannah officials to unveil the new statewide recycling brand currently being developed by the state’s Department of Community Affairs.