Deadline looming for Gwinnett residents to ask for Irma debris removal


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Deadline looming for Gwinnett residents to ask for Irma debris removal

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Two downed trees and a broken utility pole lie in the road on Village Court in Snellville on Tuesday morning.

Gwinnett residents have only a few days left to ask the county to remove debris left over from Tropical Storm Irma

The county has set the deadline for free removal requests — which applies only to tree limbs, branches and “other vegetative debris” along county and state roads — for Monday, Oct. 16. 

After sweeping through the Caribbean and the state of Florida, Irma hit Georgia on Sept. 11 and 12. The storm felled hundreds of trees and power lines in Gwinnett County and left many without power

Gwinnett officials said tree limbs and branches brought down by the storm should be cut and stacked behind the curb of residences and should not be stacked next to fire hydrants, utility boxes or utility poles. Limbs and branches should not be stored with other debris created by the storm.

Trees should be cut as small as possible and pieces should weigh less than 50 pounds. Branches and limbs should be less than four feet in length.

Debris should not be stored in plastic bags. Paper and lawn bags are permitted, officials said.

To request debris pickup, call the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation at 770-822-7400 or send an email to

In other news:

A look at the damage across the state of Georgia in the aftermath of tropical storm Irma.
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