DeKalb County, GA, August 6, 2017 — The Post Reports — DeKalb County residents hauled more than 550 tons worth of items such as furniture, metals, appliances and construction and demolition materials to the Seminole Land Fill during Amnesty Day, a free disposal opportunity for County residents.
According to the DeKalb Sanitation, among the items dropped off and processed were 323 tons of bagged garbage and bulky items, 87 tons of yard trimmings, 123 tons of construction and demolition materials and 156 tires. More than 1,100 county residents participated in the event, saving a total of $23,815 in disposal fees.
“We were delighted to provide DeKalb residents with an opportunity to dispose of unwanted items,” said Sanitation Division Director Tracy Hutchinson. “The Sanitation Division will continue to do its part to encourage county residents to maintain clean and safe communities.”
Fifty-eight county employees staffed the all-day event, which was a collaborative effort between the Sanitation Division, Code Enforcement and Police Services and is a part of a broader Operation Clean Sweep initiative.
Operation Clean Sweep is a multi-departmental effort focusing on litter removal, illegal dumping, mowing grass, and removing debris, trash and grass from streets, sidewalks, roadway drains and rights-of-way.
Find updates on Operation Clean Sweep at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/clean-sweep