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DeKalb County pushes back deadline for compliance for garbage pick up

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DeKalb County pushes back deadline for compliance for garbage pick up

The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.
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The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.

The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.

The deadline for complying with the county’s new garbage collection policies has been pushed back to Dec. 31.

The announcement follows the completion of garbage can delivery to all residences and the switching of twice a week service of once a week service.

“The DeKalb County Sanitation Division announces it will no longer service third-party or customer-provided garbage or recycling containers placed at the curb for collection on residents’ designated sanitation collection day,” the the county announced on Oct. 16. “Only county-issued garbage roll carts and recycling containers will be serviced. Residents who have not received a county-issued garbage roll cart will receive a compliance extension beyond the Oct. 19 date.”

Recently the county announced it would extend that deadline.

“Effective immediately, all garbage and recycling containers placed at the curb on residents’ designated collection day, including customer-provided containers, will be serviced until December 31, 2015,” the county’s most recent press release on the topic says. “Only county-issued garbage roll carts and recycling containers will be serviced when full implementation of the new procedure takes effect Jan. 1, 2016. Customer-provided yard trimmings containers are exempt from this new procedure. The use of secure, durable plastic bags for excess garbage disposal is permitted with this procedure.

“Residents not in compliance after December 31 will not be serviced, and will be issued a notice advising of the use of an unauthorized garbage or recycling container.”

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