As heavy rain continues to fall, Brookhaven crews are working to clean up damage from storms over the past week.
Brookhaven is coordinating with DeKalb County to haul away trees and debris that were removed after the recent storms. According to a city press release, DeKalb County Sanitation has added extra trucks and personnel along pick-up routes this week to remove debris, particularly in areas north of Peachtree Road where the storm caused the most damage.
According to the city, sanitation trucks will pick up unlimited amounts of debris placed on the roadside based on DeKalb’s standard yard waste pickup criteria:
- Limbs/branches cut in lengths no more than 4 inches in length and piled neatly
- Logs 50 pounds or less
- Loose litter/leaves/twigs in yard waste bags or containers
If residents are unable to cut the debris, a special pickup can be arranged with DeKalb at a cost of $100 per truckload with a $50 minimum charge.
To report fallen trees, call Brookhaven Public Works at 404-637-0540. Crews are on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies. Brookhaven officials are also updating storm cleanup efforts on the city’s twitter account, @BrookhavenGaGov.
For more information about DeKalb County’s debris removal policies, go to: http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/publicwrks/sanitation/san_Residential_Special_Pickup.html