Posts Tagged ‘sanitation’

Christmas • Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26
Regular solid waste and recycling services for both days will be on Wednesday, Dec. 24

New Year’s • Thursday, Jan. 1 and Friday, Jan. 2
Regular solid waste and recycling services for both days will be on Wednesday, Dec. 31

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Just a quick reminder that Monday, Sept. 1 is the Labor Day holiday. All city buildings will be closed and there will be no solid waste or recycling pick up. Instead, Monday’s solid waste and recycling collection route will be serviced on Tuesday and Tuesday’s collection route will be serviced on Wednesday.

Have a safe and fun three day weekend!


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Independence Day is Friday, July 4! There will be no trash pick up on the holiday. As a reminder, put out your bins a day early (tomorrow): Friday, July 4 services will be on Thursday, July 3.

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Memorial Day is Monday, May 26. As a result, Monday trash and recycling pick up will be on Tuesday, May 27. Tuesday trash and recycling pick up will be on Wednesday, May 28.

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The Decatur Makers, a community organized makerspace for adults and school-aged kids, are busy readying their new space in the First Christian Church of Decatur, 601 W Ponce de Leon Ave. On Saturday, March 22 Makers big and small participated in a clean up day. Volunteers carried out over a ton of garbage, which Decatur sanitation workers crushed with a garbage compactor and hauled away. (Check out this impressive video of a couch being crushed during the clean up.)

The Maker movement promotes creating, repairing, repurposing and otherwise making things from electronics to textiles, usually around shared equipment and community space. More information about Decatur Makers, including how to join as a founding member, is available here or by calling 404-822-2279.

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City of Decatur government buildings will open at noon tomorrow. This includes City Hall, the Design, Environment and Construction division of Public Works at Talley St. and the Decatur Recreation Center. Evening activities at the Recreation Center are cancelled for tomorrow night, and the center will close early.

Trash & recycling pick up is expected to have a delayed start time of 10 a.m. tomorrow. If sanitation crews can safely get to your rear yard they will pick up trash tomorrow. If they cannot, they will pick it up next week. Please use good sense when deciding if it is safe to put your recycling bin by the curb. If your driveway is too frozen to safely move your bins leave them until next week’s pick up.

While most of the major roads in the City of Decatur are currently clear and mostly dry, GEMA continues to recommend staying off roads. It is possible that roads and sidewalks could refreeze overnight so continue to exercise caution if you decide to leave your house.

While there have been a few minor traffic accidents in the past 24 hours, no one has been seriously injured in the City of Decatur. The community has done a great job of staying safe and warm indoors. If you do require emergency assistance, please call the police non-emergency number 404-373-6551.

Stay warm, Decatur! Photo courtesy of Ashley Hizer

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You should have received a copy of the Holiday Sanitation Schedule on your door last weekend. Regular trash and recycling services for Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving) and Friday, Nov. 29 (Black Friday) will be on Wednesday, Nov. 27 (tomorrow, the day before Thanksgiving).

Here at the City of Decatur we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving and hope that you’re in town for Small Business Saturday.


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