CLEAN UP: Savannah waste removal guidlines

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The City of Savannah has issued waste removal guidelines for City Sanitation services.

  • There will be no garbage collection Monday October 10th
  • Services will resume Tuesday on a modified Holiday schedule, meaning if your normal garbage collection is on Monday, it is now on Tuesday and if it’s Tuesday, it’s now Wednesday etc.
  • Because of the power widespread outages, food spoilage is making garbage removal priority.  Recycling collection is suspended until further notice.  Recycling carts should be used for garbage overflow.
  • The Dean Forest Road Landfill will be open starting Tuesday for direct haul of garbage.  Additional garbage drop-off sites may be opened if necessary.

In regards to storm debris:

  • Clean vegetative material should be placed curbside, preferably at the regular point of yard waste collection if possible.
  • Follow regular set-out guidelines to the extent practical (cut branches to 4 feet and stack them; loose leaves in brown paper yard waste bags or container; no plastic bags).
  • Separate piles should be made for vegetative materials, building material debris, bulk items such as furniture, and empty appliances.
  • Following regular guidelines allows more material to be carried per truckload and speeds up the overall collection effort.

The City requests your help with the following:

  • Please adhere to storm debris set-out guidelines.
  • Limit materials set out to storm-related items only. Now is not the time to clean out the closet or garage.
  • Do not mix and mingle different debris types; this only creates more work and slows the overall process down.
  • Only place plastic bags in City-issued refuse containers. Do not use plastic bags for yard debris.
  • Do not place debris in the roadway.
  • Do not blow leaves or other vegetation into the street.

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