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IRMA UPDATE - As of Thursday, September 14th at 11:41 AM

Following the remnants of Tropical Storm Irma, click the links below to find tips in order to stay safe as DeKalb County recovers. 

Staying Away From Down Power Lines
Food Safety After A Power Outage 
Generator Safety Tips 

DOWNED TREES IN DEKALB 

DeKalb crews are working around the clock to remove trees and reopen roadways throughout the county. Since Monday afternoon, more than 130 tons of debris, including 180 trees, have been cleared and more than 75 roads reopened.

“DeKalb bore the brunt of Irma’s wrath in the metro area, and we saw a lot of trees fall across power lines and roads,” said DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond. “We have been able to make a lot of progress clearing the roads, but substantial work remains. We are working diligently alongside Georgia Power to return the county back to normal.”

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, DeKalb had 20 roads closed and 112 trees to remove. Sixty-eight of those trees are entangled in wires, which for the safety of county crews, must be confirmed by Georgia Power to be de-energized before they can be removed.

To report a downed tree in the road, call 404-294-2911.

DeKalb County only removes trees in public rights of way. Citizens requesting help on private property should call 404-294-2311 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For updated information about road closures, safety tips, phone numbers and other pertinent information on Irma recovery, go to www.dekalbcountyga.gov/irma.


HOW YOU CAN HELP HURRICANE / TROPICAL STORM VICTIMS IN RECOVERY 

Hurricane Harvey Donations

The DeKalb Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations of blankets, sleeping bags, air mattresses, pillows, towels and new personal toiletry items.Items can be dropped off at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, located at 4415 Memorial Drive from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

For more information about the duration of the drive, or to make monetary or bulk item contributions, contact Lisa Wiley-Partridge at 404-298-8282.

Hurricane Irma Food Bank Donations

Another way you can help locally is making donations through the Atlanta Food Bank. They will be staging and shipping food and supplies across Georgia and Florida.

Visit afcb.org for more information about how to donate funds or goods. 





NEW Glass Recycling Program in DeKalb 

Unfortunately, the recycling company that buys recyclables from DeKalb County will no longer accept glass. This is a problem across the country, as the economic value of recycled glass has dropped. As of July 17th, the placement of glass in curbside single-stream recycling has been discontinued. DeKalb County has created an alternative way to recycle glass.

We encourage you to continue recycling glass by placing it within recycling drop-off containers that will be placed around DeKalb. Thanks to your participation, DeKalb has one of the largest recycling programs in the Southeast. Thank you for being green!

Read more information about the new glass recycling process HERE 





Commissioner Gannon's Facebook Survey
Your opinion matters! Help us continue to bring you great content. Please take our brief survey to tell us what you think is useful that we continue to provide via social media  HERE

 

Operation Clean Sweep Updates[nbsp
Click HERE for updates on DeKalb's newest blight reduction initiative, Operation Clean Sweep. 

Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program 
More than 47% of water use in the average American home occurs in the bathroom, with nearly 24% being used by toilets.  Fortunately, your household can significantly curb its toilet water usage in a number of ways. Would you like to decrease your water usage and aid in the conservation of water? Participate in DeKalb County’s Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program! There are two rebate options:

 

Option 1:  For the purchase of any approved 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) toilet on the list of eligible toilets, a rebate of up to $50.00 will be given.

Option 2:  For the purchase of any approved 1.28 gpf WaterSense labeled toilet on the list of eligible toilets, a rebate of up to $100.00 will be given.

 

Only the exact model names and number combinations on DeKalb County's list of eligible toilets will qualify for the toilet rebate. These toilets have been tested by the Maximum Performance Test in specific combinations for performance and water savings - tank and bowl number cannot be "mixed and matched" from different models. Other models may be available for purchase, but WILL NOT qualify for a rebate. Customers will only be allowed to apply for a maximum of three (3) toilets per household.

Download the application today!




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 Residential Storm Debris Pick Up

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 13, DeKalb County will pick up residential storm debris including yard trimmings such as leaves, twigs, branches and limbs.

Branches and limbs must be trimmed and cut to a maximum of four feet, stacked neatly at the curb or placed in an approved receptacle. Trees must be cut as small as possible, so that each piece does not exceed a maximum of 50 pounds. Tree limbs that are cut by professional or hired contractors should not be left at the curb for collection by the Sanitation Division.

All yard trimmings must be properly prepared for collection and placed in approved 20- to 40-gallon receptacles. Approved receptacles include durable metal and plastic containers, durable biodegradable paper bags and must have two durable handles. Paper bags should be folded at the top to minimize rain deteriorating the paper bags. Yard trimmings placed in plastic bags will not be collected.

Collection service for residential and commercial customers will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 13, during normal operating hours and the revised scheduled appears below. County grappler trucks will also collect large items needing removal.

• Wednesday, Sept. 13 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day was Monday, Sept. 11, will be serviced on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Commercial customers whose regularly scheduled collection days were Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, will be serviced on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

• Thursday, Sept. 14 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Sept. 12, will be serviced on Thursday, Sept. 14. Commercial customers whose regularly scheduled collection days are Wednesday, Sept. 13, and Thursday, Sept. 14, will be serviced on Thursday, Sept. 14.

• Friday, Sept. 15 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Sept. 13, will be serviced on Friday, Sept. 15. Commercial customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Friday, Sept. 15, will be serviced on Friday, Sept. 15.

• Saturday, Sept. 16 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Sept. 14, will be serviced on Saturday, Sept. 16. Commercial customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Saturday, Sept. 16, will be serviced on Saturday, Sept. 16.

For updates, follow the Sanitation Division on Twitter @DKalbSanitation, or visit www.dekalbsanitation.com.



FOG HEAT MAP

The FOG "Heat Map" will clearly show which areas in DeKalb are most prone to sanitary sewer overflows due to fats, oils, and grease. Click HERE to view. 




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