Also, the multi colored pay-as-you-throw bags (green 8 gallons, yellow 15 gallons and blue 33 gallons) are still required. “The cost of those bags,” she said, “cover the city’s cost when we pay [DeKalb County] to use their landfill. We’re continuing to pay the county, so that’s a revenue we need to receive.”
Arnold added that if residents have issues with either finding bags at the usual local retailers or carting their trash to the curb, to call the city at 404-377-5571.
Meantime, the city has begun transitioning to holding virtual meetings, with a two-hour online video work session Tuesday run by the school board.
Tuesday was Decatur’s third emergency order since March 16 beginning with a Public Health State of Emergency (issued on March 16) essentially broadening Mayor Patti Garret’s powers as outlined by the city charter. This was followed by a March 19 edict proclaiming a Public Health Emergency Order prohibiting on-premises dining in restaurants.