Brookhaven, GA – A complaint on the See Click Fix site about an illegal dumpster helps clear up confusion over where and for how long dumpsters are allowed on Brookhaven streets.
The complaint about an illegal dumpster at a construction site on Poplar Springs Drive prompted Drew Valley resident, Steve Walker, to ask for additional information about the use of dumpsters in the city.
Walker asked, “Dekalb had an ordinance where as these things could not be placed on a street. They had to be on the property. When we adopted Dekalb ordinances didn’t this come over to Brookhaven as well?”
The Public Works Department explains that when houses are under construction, dumpsters are allowed on streets to be used for disposal. However, the dumpster must be permitted and follow certain guidelines to be in compliance with city ordinances.
The Director of Public Works, Richard Meehan said, “Dumpsters can be parked temporarily on the street with an approved Dumpster Permit. The requirements of the permit are a single dumpster is allowed and must be placed to allow for a minimum of 10 feet of clear road width remains. A permitted Dumpster must be removed within 30 days and must be delineated with reflectors or cones and the area around the dumpster must be kept clean of debris.”
As for the original complaint on Poplar Springs Drive, that dumpster was not permitted by the city and the issue has been turned over to the Code Enforcement Division.