Operation Clean Sweep

DeKalb Operation Clean Sweep

Operation Clean Sweep is a multi-departmental plan involving Roads and Drainage, Beautification, Sanitation, Parks, Communications and Public Safety. The countywide initiative focuses on removing debris, trash and grass from roadway drains, mowing grass and removing litter. Phase I will address 300 miles of major arterial roads before moving to collector roads and residential streets.

Results to Date

Tons Removed Bags of Loose Litter Removed Illegal Dumps Removed
391 1,685 51

Operation Clean Sweep News and Photos

March 2: DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond to Launch Operation Clean Sweep
March 8: Kickoff Street Sweeping Map
March 14: Operation Clean Sweep Nets 50 Tons in its First Saturday
Photos: Operation Clean Sweep Kickoff
March 21: More than 24 Tons of Debris Removed from Panola Road
Photos: Operation Clean Sweep, Week Two
April 5: Operation Clean Sweep Tops 100 Tons of Debris Removed
April 19: Operation Clean Sweep Beautifies Columbia Drive
April 28: Operation Clean Sweep Beautifies Glenwood Road
May 5: Operation Clean Sweep Beautifies Redan Road
May 11: Eight Tons of Debris Removed from Wesley Chapel Road
May 18: Operation Clean Sweep Passes 200-Ton Milestone
July 6: DeKalb Offering Residents Free Disposal on July 29
July 13: Clean Up and Demolition Moving Forward at Brannon Hill Condominium
July 14: More than 700 Tons of Debris Removed from Brannon Hill on Thursday
July 18: Phase I of Brannon Hill Cleanup Complete
Aug. 1: DeKalb Residents Dispose of 550 Tons During Amnesty Day

Current Beautification Schedule

Year-round, the Beautification Unit rotates throughout DeKalb picking up litter and mowing county rights-of-way. Click to see where they're working now.