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DeKalb County will offer free disposal of furniture, construction debris and more

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DeKalb County will offer free disposal of furniture, construction debris and more

The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.

The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.

By Ellie Ritter, contributor 

On July 29, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host an “Amnesty Day,” giving DeKalb County residents an opportunity to dispose of special collection items for free, according to an announcement.

Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., DeKalb residents can stop at the Seminole Road Landfill, located at 4203 Clevemont Road in Ellenwood, to drop off of items such as furniture and construction and demolition materials for free. Other accepted items include tires, yard trimmings, bagged garbage and appliances. No hazardous materials will be accepted. The event is open to DeKalb County residents, and proof of residency is required.

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According to the release, the event is a part of the “Operation Clean Sweep” initiative. Operation Clean Sweep is a multi-departmental initiative focusing on litter removal, illegal dumping, mowing grass, and removing debris, trash and grass from streets, sidewalks, roadway drains and rights-of- way.

“This event advances CEO Michael Thurmond’s efforts to address one of his most critical priorities of cleaning up the county,” Sanitation Division Deputy Director Tracy Hutchinson said. “Operation Clean Sweep is remediating blight through beautification, and Amnesty Day is an opportunity for residents to help participate in keeping DeKalb County beautiful.”

For more information including a list of acceptable items for disposal, contact Pauline A. Andrea, public information officer, at 404-294-2092, [email protected], or visit the DeKalb Sanitation website. Find updates on Operation Clean Sweep here.

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