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DeKalb County’s second Landfill Amnesty Day collects 264 tons of waste

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DeKalb County’s second Landfill Amnesty Day collects 264 tons of waste

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

DeKalb County’s second annual Landfill Amnesty Day collected 264 tons of unwanted items and trash last week, according to a DeKalb County press release.

As part of their Operation Spring Clean Sweep, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division held the amnesty day to give residents a free disposal opportunity. The event took place last Saturday, May 19, at the county-owned Seminole Road Landfill located in Ellenwood, GA.

Operation Spring Clean Sweep is a multi-departmental initiative focused on litter collection, illegal dumping, and removing debris, trash and grass from streets, neighborhoods, sidewalks, roadway drains and county rights of way.

Among the items dropped off and processed were 194 tons of garbage and bulky items, 40 tons of yard trimmings, 30 tons of construction and demolition materials and 512 tires, the release said. More than 850 county residents participated in the event, saving residents a total of $9,224 in disposal fees.

“We remain committed to maintaining clean, safe and aesthetically pleasing communities throughout DeKalb,” Sanitation Division Director Tracy Hutchinson said.

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