What should flood victims do with soaked carpet and ruined furniture?
A few cities have special pickup programs, but most residents of
unincorporated areas need to contact their private trash haulers or carry
garbage to the landfill. Landfills usually charge fees. Extra help may come
if FEMA gives the go-ahead. “If FEMA tells us we can bring in contractors,
we’ll bring in contractors,” said Wes Tallon, the Douglas County
Cobb County Solid Waste Transfer Station at 1897 County Services Parkway,
Marietta. Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
770-528-2500 or www.solidwaste.cobbcountyga.gov.
Austell: The city has brought in dumpsters and is using heavy equipment to
load debris. Residents are advised to place debris on the curb for later
pickup, or rent a private dumpster. Keep receipts in case the pickup becomes
a reimbursible expense. 770- 944-4325.
Powder Springs: Starting Monday, the city will handle debris removal. Debris
should be placed in front of the residence, just off the road. Separate
household and yard debris. Cut tree branches into 3-foot lengths.
Kennesaw: Trucks will pick up in hard-hit areas starting today. Next Saturday,
a truck will visit areas with less damage. 770-421-8582 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov.
Cedar Mountain Landfill at 1730 County Services Road, Douglasville. Open 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 770-920-3133, extension 106, or www.celebratedouglascounty.com.
Douglasville: The sanitation department will pick up water damaged items
starting next week on a case-by-case basis. Call 770-920-3005 or e-mail
Seminole Road Landfill at 4203 Clevemont Road, Ellenwood. Open 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Proof of DeKalb residency
required. 404-244-4896 or www.co.dekalb.ga.us.
Merk Drop-off Facility at 3225 Merk Road, College Park. For South Fulton
residents only. Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday.
Atlanta: Place flood-related debris at curb and contact public works.
Roswell: The city will pick up flood-damaged items today for current Roswell
Sanitation customers only. Pickup service may be extended to Sunday, Monday
and the following weekend. 770-641-3715 or 770-641-3961.
The Gwinnett branch of Waste Industries, one of the county’s biggest haulers,
has drivers on standby for the weekend. 678-328-1650, ext. 56015
S&W Landfill at 421 Thunder Road, Buford. Open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (subject to weather conditions).
Takes yard and household waste. 770-945-1771.
BFI/Richland Creek Landfill at 5691 South Richland Creek, Buford. Open 7 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. 11 a.m. Saturday. Takes construction debris
and household waste. 770-271-3575.
Receptacles have been placed in four of the worst-hit neighborhoods.West Ridge
Church will lead a cleanup effort on Saturday.
Landfill at County Services Road, Dallas. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 770-445-5356.
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