The first 3,000 of the roughly 48,000 recycling carts went to Southside locations such as Coffee Bluff. Road between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The 96-gallon, black and yellow carts will be a citizen's primary interface with the new single-stream system, which allows you to drop plastic and glass bottles, metal cans, paper and cardboard into a single recycling container with no sorting required.
Cart delivery to all 48,000 households in Savannah is expected to take about a month. However, recycling collection, which will occur twice a month, will not actually begin until week of Jan. 5, 2009.