Sometimes called the Solid Waste Councilperson or “Recycling Queen” Carla’s interest in recycling and the handling of waste in the city was utilized as Co-Chair of the Solid Waste Facilities Task Force. The Task Force was charged with reviewing “best practices” in the Solid Waste Handling industry and to make policy recommendations to the Mayor’s Office, the City Council and the Department of Public Works. In 2003 working with the City’s environmental affairs department Carla established the City’s Electronic Waste Recycling Day. On this day all Atlanta residents are invited to recycle old computers and electronics so they do not end up as tomorrow’s trash. This event allows for the proper disposal of items through recovery and reuse of valuable materials. Each year this event is looked forward to by all of the city’s residents.
CHaRM stands for The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. It's a new facility on Hill Street diverts thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard to recycle items from Metro-Atlanta households, water supplies and landfills.
Tuesday - Thursday 9am-4pm,
SE Atlanta Green Infrastructure
Southeast Atlanta Green Infrastructure
In July 2012, residents in Atlanta’s Peoplestown neighborhood experienced several days of rainfall which flooded several homes along Atlanta, Connally and Ormond avenues. The Department of Watershed Management (DWM) responded immediately to perform on-site inspections and a review of the collection and conveyance system. Under the Southeast Atlanta Green Infrastructure Initiative, DWM developed a holistic approach to flood mitigation and identified short-term and long-term projects to address flooding concerns within the Custer Avenue Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basin.