Crews will continue storm pickups through Feb. 28

by Ellen Corker

Newnan city crews are continuing their efforts on curbside collection of debris left from the recent ice and snow storm.

Crews began curbside collection of storm debris on Monday.

Newnan plans to utilize additional forces to collect storm debris until next Friday, Feb. 28, said Gina Snider, city public information officer. City officials have been receiving a number of phone calls about collection efforts.

Coweta County is offering residents the ability to drop off storm debris free of charge at the construction and demolition landfill through Saturday, March 1. The free drop-off went into effect Tuesday. However, the Coweta County Commissioners voted to reimburse anyone who paid to drop off storm debris Feb. 13-17. The free drop-off is for individuals, not for commercial haulers.

County road crews have been working to remove storm debris from county right-of-way, and once that is completed, they will begin removing any sand and gravel left over from road treatment.

Newnan residents should place limbs and brush from the storm at curbside, as they normally would for yard waste, said Snider. “Residents are asked to keep piles of storm debris contained in as small a footprint as possible so as not to impede traffic.” “Due to anticipated volumes, collections of storm debris will not coincide with your regularly scheduled day for pick-up of trash, recycling, and bulk,” Snider said. The city-contracted waste company crews will continue running their normal schedule for the collection of bulk and household items, she said.

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