Roadside Enhancement

The Beautification Unit is tasked with advancing the county’s roadside enhancement initiative, replete with mowing, herbicide treatments, curb bumping and tree trimming services on rights of way within unincorporated DeKalb County. 
 

Mowing



The Beautification Unit’s in-house crews and contracted vendors provide daily maintenance of mowing routes from April to November.

67 standardized mowing routes/roads serviced by in-house crews, based on a monthly mowing cycle.
128 mowing routes/roads serviced by contracted vendors, based on a six-week mowing cycle.
Additional routes based on approved mowing requests submitted by county residents.

Click here for the 2023 right-of-way (ROW) mowing/edging locations.
Click here for the 2023 in-house mowing locations. The approved 2024 list will be available in January 2024.
 

Herbicide Treatment

 

The Beautification Unit’s contracted vendors provide herbicide treatments on county rights of way, based on a six-week treatment cycle from April to November.

Click here for the 2023 herbicide and growth regulator application schedule. The approved 2024 list will be available in January 2024.
 

Tree Trimming



The Beautification Unit’s contracted vendors provide tree trimming year-round maintenance of overgrown and low-hanging trees along county rights of way. This service addresses overhanging tree limbs that are 5-6 feet from the curb and 15-20 feet high. Residents can submit tree trimming services for consideration and approval.

Click here for the approved 2023 list of tree trimming locations. The approved 2024 list will be available in January 2024.
 

Curb Bumping Services



The Beautification Unit’s in-house crews perform countywide removal of litter, leaves, sand, rocks, pine straw, dirt, and other debris alongside DeKalb county public roads and curbs. This service reflects the county’s year-round maintenance commitment to maintaining aesthetically pleasing roadsides within unincorporated DeKalb. An approved list of curb bumping locations is available. However, 
residents can submit service requests for additional curb bumping locations. Once requests are received for consideration, a site visit will be conducted and a determination will be made based on available  resources. If approved, it will take approximately 60-90 days from the service request date to complete logistics to service the location.

Click here for the approved 2023 list of curb bumping locations. The approved 2024 list will be available in January 2024.
 

Street Sweeping


Contractors perform countywide removal of litter, leaves, sand, rocks, pine straw, dirt, and other debris alongside DeKalb county public roads, and curbs. In conjunction with curb bumping service, this program reflects the county’s year-round maintenance commitment to maintaining aesthetically pleasing roadsides within unincorporated DeKalb. An approved list of street sweeping locations is available. However, residents can submit service requests for additional street sweeping locations. Once requests are received for consideration, a site visit will be conducted and a determination will be made based on available resources. If approved, it will take approximately 60-90 days from the service request date to complete logistics to service the location.

Click here for the approved 2023 list of street sweeping locations. The approved 2024 list will be available in January 2024
 

Submitting Service Requests



Residents can submit mowing, tree trimming, curb bumping and street sweeping service requests by 
clicking here. Once received, a Beautification Unit supervisor will conduct a site visit and assessment.