DECATUR, Ga. — 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.