recyclingKeep Atlanta Beautiful (KAtlB) has partnered with Republic Services to provide roll-off containers for household items at its Community Recycling Centers in Buckhead and the Old Fourth Ward. The containers will accept paper, metals, aluminum, cardboard and container plastics. Glass will not be accepted at this time. This new service will expand KAtlB’s currently accepted materials and provide a household recycling location for residents who currently do not a have recycling program in their communities or buildings. KAtlB’s Community Recycling events are held the first Saturday of each month at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2716 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, and the second Saturday of each month at the Old Fourth Ward location at the old Walden School, 320 Irwin St. Each event’s hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a list of recyclables accepted at the locations, visit

Jamestown Properties has engaged Southface to provide LEED for Homes verification services for all residential units in Ponce City Market project in the Old Fourth Ward. The building combines 330,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 450,000 square feet of office space and 259 residential units to be called The Flats. For more about Ponce City Market, read this story.

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes once a month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to policy and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development. The next two meetings are Aug. 2 and Sept. 6 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St. For more information, visit

IKEA has partnered with ECOtality, which provides clean electric transportation and storage technologies, to add Blink electric vehicle charging stations at the Atlantic Station store.

The Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture has officially opened the William H. Borders Community & Senior Garden at Wheat Street Garden, 75 Hilliard St., in the Old Fourth Ward. The TLW Garden Club, which will maintain the communal beds, will provide an urban growing experience for some of the approximately 1,500 seniors citizens who live in the Old Fourth Ward community. For more information about joining the club, visit