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The Great DeKalb Cleanup

DECATURDeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and Board of Commissioners officially launch the Great DeKalb Cleanup beginning this Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7a.m. at the DeKalb Community Achievement Center, 4522 Flat Shoals Pkwy in Decatur. The cleanups will be held every weekend through Oct. 31.

As part of a committed effort to stabilize property values throughout the county, the Great DeKalb Cleanup will address areas of unincorporated DeKalb County that have not been maintained. The clean up is designed to have the maximum level of impact on the worst affected areas by encouraging the involvement and investment of the community in policing and maintaining these areas in the future.

County employees and community service workers will document and remove illegally posted signs in the right-of-ways, cut back overgrown weeds and shrubs, pick up litter and place debris near the roadway for sanitation pickup the following day. The dates and locations are as follows:


Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10 at 7 a.m.

Flat Shoals Parkway (GA Highway 155) from I-285 to Snapfinger Road

4522 Flat Shoals Pkwy.

Decatur, GA 30034

The Quality of Life Improvement (QOL)/Great DeKalb Cleanup (GDC) Team will consist of community service workers supervised by the Sanitation Department managers.  Teams will deploy from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both weekend days.  The Sanitation and Parks and Recreation departments will supply community service workers with personal protective equipment, lawn maintenance equipment and tools, including weed eaters, hedge trimmers, rakes, and shovels.  In the event of rain, the default rain delay weekend will be the following weekend.

For more information on the Great DeKalb Clean up, contact the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment (ONEDeKalb) at (404) 371-2881 or visit www.onedekalb.com.