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The Chattanooga Department of Public Works will begin a six to eight-week audit of all garbage and recycling cans starting on Monday, July 13, according to a news release.

Audit team members from Wastequip/Toter, contracted by the city, will be canvassing all neighborhoods in Chattanooga to gather information from carts such as serial numbers, location and quantity at each property.

Residents are asked to make their carts accessible and to avoid leaving them behind fences or on porches so that contractors can easily access needed information.

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This graphic details how carts should be placed for the Chattanooga Public Works cart audit. / Illustration courtesy City of Chattanooga

The audit is a part of a larger initiative to expand the access of Chattanooga's curbside recycling services and is funded by a grant from The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit aimed at helping cities and states transform their recycling programs, according to the release.

The city said it will provide weekly updates on where contractors will be canvassing and that all team members will be wearing personal protective equipment and reflective safety gear and will have documentation identifying them as working for the city.

More information about the audit can be found at chattanooga.gov

 

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